GR_Sept2022_Vango

review by Tony Lourens Keeping in the light and small mould, Vango’s new Aotrom (which means light in Scottish Gaelic) is also something to consider if you are looking to shave some grams off your overnight pack, and also reduce bulkiness.The Aotrom is one of the lightest and most technically advanced sleeping mats to come …

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GR_Sept2022_FireMaple

review by Tony Lourens Let’s face it, carrying a heavy pack up a mountain sucks! It takes all the fun out of being in the hills. Back in the day, you didn’t have many options, but today, with modern materials and advanced technology, outdoor kit is getting lighter and lighter, and more efficient.These days it’s …

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GR_Sept2022_TNFHiking

reviews by Tony Lourens Mountain footwear has certainly evolved in leaps and bounds over the last few decades and particularly the last few years. Although one can still find those stiff and hardy full grain leather boots, most people today want instant gratification and opt for the more modern padded boots, which need little or …

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New Issue_Sept2022

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. Editorial How safe do you want climbing to be? Most of the climbing world is aware of …

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SwartbergTraverse_Sept2022

by Garrreth Bird Towerkop is one of the Western Cape’s iconic peaks. Its twin summits stand at a lofty 2,189 metres and is one of the few peaks that can only be trodden upon if you are prepared to climb the 80-metre-high rock walls that stand as a steep rocky bastion, protecting the peak from …

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Batian_Sept2022

Corey Harris became the youngest person to summit Batian in March 2022,aged 13 By Corey and Johnny Harris It all started in the Dragon’s Teeth . . .I was with a group of friends and family and my climbing mentors and trainers – Jamie Christian from the Mount Kenya Climbing Gym and Julian Wright from …

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ClassicClimb_ElMatador_Sept2022

By Donovan Gould Wrestling the BullOlé! However, this is not Spain. I am putting one foot in front of the other up the steep India-Venster approach path behind the lower cableway station on Table Mountain, to reach the contour path. Tributaries of sweat are running down my face through my soaked yellow North Face truckers …

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SA Summit K2 2022

The news climbers and mountaineers in South Africa have all been waiting for. It’s official- John Black and Warren Eva have reached the summit of K2. The first South Africans to stand on the summit of the Savage Mountain. We are all very proud of both of you and a huge congrats!! Read the report …

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GR_June2022_GlacierHoodie

Review by Tony Lourens As fleeces jackets go, the Glacier Pro is near perfect. It can be worn as an outer fleece in chilly conditions, and as a mid-layer when things start getting nasty. It has a great, slim fit that is super comfy and cosy. Manufactured from recycled Polartec fleece, the Glacier Pro is …

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GR_June2022_ThermoballEcoHoodie

Review by Patsy Lourens For its size and weight, you would be hard pushed to find another jacket that does a better job than the Eco Hoodie. It’s a synthetic jacket that feels and behaves like a down jacket – keeps you just as warm, and compresses really small. But, with the added advantage of …

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