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Newsflash

 

Apologies from the MBC for being unable to display the 3rd Quarter's Fixtures list in the usual way.  

(Our Website Boff is hiking in Spain right now, and the rest of us pretend-techno-geeks are trying our best.). 

 If you would like, please email chairman@mountainbackpackers.co.za and we will forward you the fixtures list.

 The next fixtures list and magazine are due out at the end of September 2015, so keep 'em peeled for the

 end of year excitement!

 Below are the remainder of the fixtures for September 2015.  Happy Hiking!  See you OUT THERE!

 

Sept 2015

                                                          

                                                                 

  

Date

  
  

Description

  
  

Distance / Height

  
  

Leader

  
  

Contact

  
  

Grade

  
  

5 – 6th Sept

  
  

MKHOMAZI - SINCLAIR'S SHELTER - New backpacking hike from Mkhomazi. - Normal routes are from Kamberg but this route is harder & very rarely done, but it is a lovely & challenging route which continues past Cyprus Cave first & follows indistinct & sometimes non-existent tracks with a final stiff climb. Combined hike with Midlands Hiking Club. The first six to respond can secure their place, additional hikers will need to bring tents. - last booking by 31 Aug.

  
  

12 – 15 km each day left resin oes more hazy / milky in appearance

  
  

Keith Ashton

  
  

   Tel:   033 239 5023

  

keimarg@iuncapped.co.za

  
  

3+

  
  

5 - 6th

  

Sept

  
  

CLIMB GIANTS CASTLE: One of the most spectacular Berg climbs. Saturday: Giants Castle Camp Site to the base of Giants Peak. Sunday: Climb Giants Peak (optional) then return to the car park.   Physical fitness essential.

  
  

34km

  

1555m

  
  

Farouk Omarjee

  
  

031-577 6336

 

  

 

farouko@telkomsa.net

  
  

4

  
  

12th Sept

  
  

MONKS COWL     Day hike to climb the Matterhorn 1995mts.

  

Optional Saturday night bring and share braai at the Monks Cowl camp.

  

Start from Monks Cowl office at 8.30

  
  

15km

  
  

Christine Bro /

 

   

 
  

 christinebro3@gmail.com    0827826025

  

 johnpickup9@gmail.com      0721512031

  
  

3

  
  

Sat 19th

  

Sept

  
  

KLOOK GORGE DAY HIKE.  Circular downstream route. Leaving at 8.30am from the picnic site carpark. Small entrance fee. Bring sun protection, hat, water, snacks and a rain jacket. Moderate fitness required. Confirm with John beforehand.

  
    

John McGovern

  
  

John

  

082 6595111

  
  

2-3

  
  

19th Sept

  
  

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP - a very important international event on the environmental calendar (3rd Saturday of Sept). Meet at 08h00 Umhlanga Nature Reserve carpark (Lagoon Drive next to Breakers Resort Umhlanga).

  
  

2km

  
  

Heidi Cox

  
  

0827064283 / heidi.dinan@gmail.com

  
  

1

  
  

24 – 27th

  

Sept

  
  

COBHAM: Gxalingenwa Cave via Ndlovini Mountain and Pinnacle Rock (Day 1); Lakes Cave via The Hub (Day 2); Mzimkhulwana Hut via Siphongweni Valley (Day 3); return to Cobham (Day 4).

  
  

38Km/

  

875m

  
  

David Gay

  
  

Phone: 031-7640298

  

(18h00 - 20h00 Mon-Thurs only)         Email: cougar1@telkomsa.net

  
  

3-4

  
  

25 – 27th Sept

  
  

COBHAM: Stand on either end of the “Giants Cup” something to remember every time you travel into Underberg and see the cup.

  

First night will be spent in Spectacle Cave.  Following day we ascend Masubasuba Pass.  Climb Hodgson’s Peaks South and North.  Down to overnight in Gxalingenwa Cave.  The 3rd day we return to cars via Pinnacle Rock and Emerald Dome.

 

  

 
  

38km

  
  

Christine Bro /

 

   

 
  

 christinebro3@gmail.com    0827826025

  

 johnpickup9@gmail.com      0721512031

  
  

3/4

  

   


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