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Raising funds for people and animals in need By Tony Lourens Wow! The Climb4Hope annual fundraising event has really grown over the last three years, from only 20 or so in the first year to over 50 this year (and counting). Again it was a great and successful event, with approximately 50% of the field …

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Brand new adventure films at South Africa’s own big mountain film fest! Come and behold the wildest parts of your backyard like you’ve never seen them before. Making a change from the imported stories we normally get ourselves psyched on, this time it’s ALL LOCAL, with an evening of outrageous home-grown adventure films showcasing some …

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A night of stars, under the stars Cape Union Mart delivers epic first screening of BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival in Cape Town The BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival is back for the 17th year, showcasing action-packed, adrenaline-pumping short films by some of the most exceptional and innovative talents from around the world. Brought to …

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Photo: @jul3sdw Christopher Cosser bags the First South African Ascent of ‘Digital Warfare'(33), Wow Prow, Waterval Boven. “What was a dream route quickly became a reality. I vividly remember my first trip out to the Wow Prow and being absolutely blown away by the style of climbing and exposure on the wall. It’s a place …

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Yes, it is here again! A line up of the most stunning, inspiring and downright trouser browning climbing movies. Four incredible movies produced and directed by multi award winning film maker Alastair Lee – the founder of the Brit Rock Film Tour. Total running time: 105 minutes – that is nearly 2 hours of sweaty …

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Climb4HopeSA, for the third year in a row, will be hosting the Climb4Hope Climbing and Hiking fund raising event in the town of Montagu, to raise money for three very important and worthwhile causes. DKMS (the Sunflower Fund): DKMS fights blood disorders, like Leukaemia, Aplastic Anaemia, Sickle Cell Disease to name a few, through the …

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By Tony Lourens Pics by Tony Lourens and Ed February This weekend past (September 11 and 12, 2021) marked a milestone in trad climbing in South Africa. The iconic Lost World Crag in Montagu – which has been closed to climbing for decades – was reopened for an unforgettable event which drew 40 passionate climbers …

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Columbia Sportswear, a leading innovator in outdoor, active and everyday lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment products, is opening a new store in Cape Town, Tyger Valley Mall. The new store will be situated on the mall’s lower level section. Columbia will be launching with the start of its Summer 21 collection. “Columbia is known …

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And that’s a wrap for Climbing at the Tokyo Olympics! Big effort from Janja Garnbret of Slovenia for her Gold medal win with Miho Nonaka taking silver and Akiyo Noguchi bronze, both from Japan. Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland sets a new World Record of 6.84 seconds in Speed. Main pic: Reuters / Yara Nardi

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Alberto Gines Lopez climbs his way to gold in the first ever Climbing Olympics. Nathaniel Coleman of U.S.A in 2nd and Jakob Schubert of Austria in 3rd. Main pic: Official Olympics Instagram

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