SAM-88

Read the editorial and check out the contents of the latest issue. With up-to-date news coverage, training articles, gear reviews, celebrity profiles, technical tips covering a wide variety of subjects, event reports, big glossy pics and enthralling articles. Read Online Editorial I know that mountainYou can drive past a mountain a thousand times and you …

2.2k
Mount Kenya

by Tony Lourens Every time I climb Mount Kenya, I say to myself: “This is definitely the last time I am doing this.” The big alpine mountain thing: the freezing cold, the very early morning starts and the debilitating effects of altitude. Those bloody headaches, the forceful drinking of three to four litres of liquid …

2.2k
Rodney

by Andy de Klerk And so there we were. Again! Ed [February] and I in the middle of a minor epic without even realising it. The blizzard had finally become so bad that we couldn’t continue any further: snowdrifts piled high around us, and thick heavy snow braided everything together into a white crystal sheet. …

2.2k
Rick Williams

by Micky Williams A hawser-laid rope moves slowly upward, the overhang above blocking his companions’ view of the climber glued to the smooth, white sandstone face. Suddenly the movement is quicker, tugging at the belayer’s waist. Two climbers wait anxiously on the ledge below; the belayer shouts “Richard, are you up?” After a few more …

2.2k
BritRock 2023

The BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR is back and coming to SA with another stunning line-up of the UK’s best climbing and adventure films. Five exhilarating films capturing an array of hardcore action, pioneering spirit and some proper madness. Screening at:Montagu (The Odeon) – 15 March 2024 (SA Premiere)The Galileo (Kirstenbosch) – 3 April 2024 (Book …

2.8k
SAM-87

Read the editorial and check out the contents of the latest issue. With up-to-date news coverage, training articles, gear reviews, celebrity profiles, technical tips covering a wide variety of subjects, event reports, big glossy pics and enthralling articles. Read Online Editorial Who’s on the end of your rope? I try to find a reasonably comfortable …

2.2k
Dragon's Tale 2023

by Ollie Esplin Once upon a time in a land not so far away there was a young maiden. At birth, she was christened The Gordian Edge. She was a via ferrata, a one-of-a-kind, raised by a small group of unsung heroes in the mountain-loving community. She was a Mystical Creature, original and unique, rising …

2.3k
Will Gadd on SA Ice 2023

by Colin McCoy In July this year a small group of us had the privilege of hosting Canadian ice and mixed climber, Will Gadd, for a whirlwind 10-day climbing trip in the Drakensberg. This all came about when Tim Larsen commented on an Instagram post of Will’s, about how short the South African ice climbing …

2.2k
An Instant of Joy2023

Legendary South African climber and mountaineer, Andy de Klerk, relates his account of his solo ascent of the Eiger’s infamous North Wall. I took a deep breath as I passed the bronze plaques bolted to the wall just above the bergschrund. Dawn had just broken a thin crack of red on the horizon, and there …

2.2k
Climb Book review 2023

Review by Tony Lourens Author: Jacob D NuttallIllustrations: Jacob D NuttallPages: 179 • B&W throughoutDimensions: 15 x 23cmPublisher: Naked Snail Books (self-published via KDP Amazon)Available: Paperback £11.99 and Kindle £4.99ISBN: 978-1739294304 I have read numerous ‘how to’ books on climbing, and in fact have also written one.To be honest, it is hard to be original, …

2.3k