About

 Life Coach:

I facilitate personal growth by helping people achieve their goals and dreams.

We all have goals and dreams right? But how many of us have the tools and skills to achieve these? That is where I come in.

I am curious about the people around me. I am fascinated by how we tick. More importantly I am interested in how to help clients realise their potential.

I receive great theoretical insight into human thought by completing a BSc in Psychology. A Life Line course gives me more practical skills. Formal Life Coaching training solidifies my understanding. Just as we develop so my learning continues.

Please contact me for a free introductory session so that we can see if we can work together. Please find the contact form at the bottom of this page and I will reply to you soonest. I look forward to hearing from you.

Mountain Guide:

 Outdoor Enthusiast all my life.

I start rock climbing and exploring the mountains in 1987.

I progress through the grades and establish many rock climbing routes in the mountains of the Western Cape. My climbing takes me on many trips internationally and most local areas.

I write “The Ledge: The Definitive Guide to Rock Climbing on Africa, Fountain Ledge and the Lower Buttresses” in my attempt to give back to the next generation. I instruct many individuals and groups of all abilities to safely reach their goals and objectives in the mountains.

I find Trail Running at the Bat Run in 2005. In 2006 I come back to win the event for the first time. This leads to 2 more wins including breaking the four hour barrier.

I continue to explore trails and mountains locally and abroad.

I seek ways to help others to achieve their goals through mountaineering and trail running and mountain biking. I continue to guide and instruct individuals of all abilities. Please contact me so that I can assist you with your next project.

Please find the contact form at the bottom of this page and I will reply to you soonest. I look forward to hearing from you.

Gear Specialist:

In 1996 I begin a career path in the outdoor and sports industry. In retail, wholesale and distribution levels. My strength is specialist gear knowledge and staff training for leading international and local brands in the footwear, apparel, accessories and travel sectors.

 Currently I work for Adventure Inc. We distribute Buff, Sea to Summit, Osprey, Icebreaker, Bridgedale, Hilly, Pacsafe, Lifestraw, POC, Muc-Off and Mountain Equipment in South Africa.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Leo. Inus and I are planning to do the Jonkershoek Marathon/Traverse next weekend (5th or 6th April). We read you blog with interest and scouted the first part to Pieke last weekend. Did you end up completing the challenge? Did you go up Square Tower Peak?
    Any tips?
    Bennie Steyn

    • Hi Bennie
      That is awesome. We did all the parts but have not put it all together in one. it is on the list…
      My advice would be to scout all the parts. This is a serious undertaking and even if you know it well it will be a very very long day.
      On my scouting efforts I have started on Botmaskop and done all the pieces to the end at various points. I have done several trips to learn Nerina Kloof, Langrivier Kloof, Bergrivier Nek etc etc.
      You will want to know these in case you need to escape in bad weather.
      I am not trying to put you off but rather encourage you to explore as these mountains have got so much to offer.
      The Book Jonkershoek en sy Berge is the only useful guide to the area. Let me know if you can’t get hold of a copy.

      The part from Pieke to Bergrivier Nek is the most technical and you want to know this well. The second half should be quicker but it is a long way…

      Enjoy.

      Let me know how your exploration goes…

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