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Second Quarter Fixtures List 2018

Please confirm with the Leader:

  • some of the caves have limited capacity
  • some of the day hikes are much in demand...

so please don't just pitch up! Please read our Fixtures - Introduction if you are a new member.                                               

APRIL 2018          

                                                                                

Date

 

Description

 

Distance / Elevation

 

Leader

 

Contact

 

Grade

 
 

Sat 14

 April

 

African Fish Eagle Trail meet at 08h00 to leave at 08h15 from the Green Hub (near Blue Lagoon, Durban) walk up the North bank of the Umgeni River to the SPCA (Springfield) for coffee, return on the same route. Confirm by Tues 10 April, rain stops play, bring cash for coffee and snack at SPCA Coffee Cats. 

12.5km Sea Level

 

 

Heidi Cox

 
0827064283

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2

 

 

APRIL 27-29

(3 days)

 

 

Monk's Cowl: Vaalribbokkop Cave via Steilberg; Zulu Cave via Eagle Gorge and Cat Cave. Return via The Sphinx. Optional climb: Ntunja (Gatberg). 

 

35km 770m 

 

 

David Gay 

David Gay

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031-7640298 (18h00 - 20h00)

 

 

 

3.5

 

 

MAY 2018

 

Date

Description

Distance/ Elevation

Leader

Contact

Grade

 

Sat

12 May

 

Inhlosane South Ridge’. For details of this hike, contact Julia Colvin of Spekboom Tours .There will be a collection for charity.

 

 

TBA

 

Philip Grant

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3

 

12-13

May

Mkhomazi Area of the Berg: Hike to McKenzies Cave for an overnight stay. Meet at Nothingham Rd Spar at 8:00.

 

16km

640m

 

Farouk Omarjee

031-577 6336

081 530 8447

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3

  

12-13 

May

 (2 days)

Garden Castle: Wave Cave via Hidden Valley, returning via Sleeping Beauty Cave.

 

  

27km

 660m

 

David Gay

David Gay

031-7640298 (18h00 - 20h00)

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3

  

Sun

 20 May

HOWICK MEANDER - Local day hike - Symmonds Stream Conservancy, Beacon Hill Conservancy, along the Umgeni River to Howick Falls - option to the bottom of the falls - several local eateries for food & drinks at the end of the hike - note the distance & grade - Combined hike with other clubs - last bookings by Wed 16 May.

 NB: Bring R20 for the Conservancies.

 

+-16km

 

Keith Ashton

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Note: It is the prerogative of a hike leader to accept or reject members or other applicants from participating in his or her hike, after questioning the applicant on their fitness and experience. It is a privilege not a right to participate in a hike.

 

Day hikers are requested to phone the leader beforehand to confirm their attendance and that the hike is still on schedule.

 

ADVANCED DAY HIKES NOTICE

 

                                          

 

Date

 
 

Description

 
 

Distance/ Elevation

 
 

Leader

 
 

Contact

 
 

Grade

 
 

Sun

 

16 Sept

 
 

‘Triple Peaks, Cripple Creek’ Little Bamboo Mountain, Drakensberg Gardens. Distance 14kms. Ascent / descent 600m. Meet at NUD Sports Underberg at 8.00am. Normal KZN Wildlife day entry charges apply.

 
 

14km

 

600m

 
 

Philip Grant

 
 

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082 417 9163

 
 

3

 
 

Sun

 

4 Nov

 
 

‘Impendle Nature Reserve’. Distance 12kms. Ascent / Descent 300m. Meet at the Impendle turn off on the R617 (6kms past Boston coming from Howick, or 3kms past the Pickle Pot Cafe, coming from Underberg) at 8.30am. (Bring all your own refreshments for after the hike.) I will take a collection for the rangers.

 
 

12km

 

300m

 
 

Philip Grant

 
 

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082 417 9163

 
 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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