Two Spitzkoppe Scrambles:

The Matterhorn of the Desert stands proud of the flat plain below, Visible for many kilometres in any direction. The best way to take in the surroundings is to get some altitude. The Rock climbs are fairly well documented over the years. See┬áseveral links at the bottom of this post. However if you are notContinue reading “Two Spitzkoppe Scrambles:”

Top Ten Table Mountain Trail Routes: #2 Arboretum, Silvermine Loop

This is the second installment to document my Top Trail routes on Table Mountain. The first is┬áhere. Overview: Super steep but (only just) runnable ascent to the fantastic loop around the Silvermine Dam. The route starts in forest plantation and takes you into the fynbos higher up. Distance: 13 km (1h45 to 3h) Total Ascent:Continue reading “Top Ten Table Mountain Trail Routes: #2 Arboretum, Silvermine Loop”

Top Ten Table Mountain Trail routes: Kringe in die Bos

The trails are wet, evenings are dark and temps are cool: perfect for hitting the trails. I want to list my top ten trail routes that showcase the best of Table Mountain in no particular order. All can be completed in 1 to 3h depending on speed. Today I feature one of my old andContinue reading “Top Ten Table Mountain Trail routes: Kringe in die Bos”

Suunto Quest gear review

The Quest comes supplied with wrist unit, HR belt, footpod and Movestick mini. All packaged in a neat, very appealing looking box. Other optional extras include bike accessories and GPS pod. The Quest does not have integrated GPS but gets speed and distance data from external pods (footpod, cycling or GPS). I was only ableContinue reading “Suunto Quest gear review”