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MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q1 2022

MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q1-2022        
           
           
Dates (days) Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
8-9 January (2)          
12-21 January (10) Wild Coast: White Clay (Coffee Bay) to Kei River Crossing.
Approx. R5 000 for accommodation as we plan on overnighting in the various hotels, resorts and backpackers en route.
120 km John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp: Christine 082-7826025 John 072-1512031 3
15-16 January (2) Injasuti: Easy hike to Lower Injasuti Cave, suitable for first-time backpackers or those unsure of their fitness. 16 km 300 m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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22-23 January (2) Garden Castle: Whyte's Cave via the Giant's Cup Trail, Langalibalele Cave, Painters Cave, Sherry Cave and White Horse Cave. Return via Wave Cave and Hidden Valley. 31 km 690 m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
29-30 January (2)          
5-6 February (2) Cobham: Camp at The Policeman tarns. Return via Siphongweni Rock National Monument and Tortoise Rocks. Tents required. 25 km 520m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
12-13 February (2) Mnweni: GT training hike. Mnweni circuit via Rockeries and Mnweni passes. Tents required. 40km 1600m Geoff Tennant 083-7935045 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
19-20 February (2) Garden Castle: Rhino Peak - Eastern Arete (variation).​ ​A great opportunity to climb this route with Gavin. One pitch of roped climbing (D grade or 8) and scrambling involved. Overnight in Pillar Cave Annex. Fitness and an ability to handle exposure are essential. Climbing gear and instruction provided by the guide at 1 pax R6200 / 2 pax R3100 each / 3 pax R2200 each / 4 pax R1800 each / 5 pax R1500 each / 6 pax R1300 each. Maximum 6 climbers. 10 km 1300 m Gavin Rauben-heimer Bookings via Roger Rood   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4
19-20 February (2) Garden Castle: Fun Cave via the Little Rhino, returning via the Umzimkhulu Pipeline and Three Pools. 25 km 925 m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
19-20 February (2) Garden Castle: Tenting trip to Hidden Valley via the Giant's Cup Trail. Lovely pool next to the campsite, so bring a costume! Tents required. 14 km 400 m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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26-27 February (2) Injasuti: Beginners' hike to Marble Baths. Tents required. 18 km 400 m Ryan West 073-4517000 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3
5-6 March (2) Bushman's Nek: Camp at "The Citadel" below the Devil's Knuckles. Return via the newly rediscovered Bushman's Gate rock arch, and Vast Cave. This is an exploratory hike and some sections are off-path. Tents required. 25 km 660m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
12-13 March (2) Garden Castle: Easy hike to Pillar Cave (below Rhino Peak), suitable for first-time backpackers or those unsure opf their fitness. 10 km 160 m Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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19-21 March (3) Injasuti: iNtabamnyama Hut campsite via Fergy's Cave and Dead Dog Cave. Visit the most incredible dinosaur footprints you will probably ever see! Spend the second night at Tree Fern Cave after a side trip to Tom's Cave. Tents required. 36 km 770m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3.5
26-27 March (2) Cobham: GT resupply drop-off and training hike to Wilson's Cave via Lakes Cave, Weaver Cave and The Island. Return via The Island, Mzimkhulwana River, Mzimkhulwana Hut and Giant's Cup Trail. 42 km 505 m Geoff Tennant 083-7935045 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4
           
ADVANCE NOTICE          
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
9-23 April Grand Traverse: Sentinel Car Park to Bushman's Nek. This is the Club's premier hiking route requiring a high degree of hiking fitness, endurance and determination. Overnight hiking experience on the escarpment and in all weather is essential. Participation in some training hikes is a prerequisite. 225 km Geoff Tennant 083-7935045 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
15-18 April Grand Traverse Resupply: Help resupply this year's GT team at the top of Bannerman Pass and enjoy a long weekend escarpment hike to boot. Climb Popple Peak and/or Mafadi (the highest peak in South Africa at 3 446 metres) and return via Judge Pass. Tents and fitness required! 25 km 1625 m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
 

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