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MBC Q2 Fixtures 2021

MBC Overnight Hike Fixtures Q2-2021        
Please note: Members to pay only direct expenses of a hike, Non-members welcome but requested to contribute towards club
expenses (R100 overnight hike, R50 day hike unless otherwise stated)
Dates (days) Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
27 Mar (0) CYCLE Meet at Pirates Lifesaving Club cycle to Umhlanga Village for coffee and back same route (not on freeway). Social ride on suburban roads (shared with traffic). +-32km Heidi Cox This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2.5
9-12 April (4) Giant's Castle summit hike: 58 km 1690 m John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp: Christine 082-7826025 John 072-1512031 5
Day 1: Giant's Castle to Bannerman Hut
Day 2: Judge Pass and Upper Injasuti Cave if available, or tent
Day 3: Summit Mafadi (3451 m) and return to Bannerman Hut
Day 4: Return to Giant's Castle via Langalibalele Ridge
10-11 April (2) Mkhomazi: Cyprus Cave. Ideal for first-time backpackers (max. 6 hikers). Last booking by Thursday 1 April. 10 km 250 m Keith Ashton Email only. Please include cell number. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3
10-11 April (2) Cathedral Peak: Overnight in the Xeni Cave. 14 km
450 m
Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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16-18 April (3) CLUB CAMPOUT - WIP        
24-27 April (4) Little Berg Traverse: Sani Pass to Mhambahlala (on the Drakensberg Gardens Road). Tent required. 44 km Natasha Williams WhatsApp: 082-5200007 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
2 May (0) Half Day hike: Virginia Bush, Durban North. 3 for the price of 1! A little gem in the middle of suburbia. Coffee at Seattle Virgina Circle afterwards. +-6km Heidi Cox This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2.5
8-9 May (2) Giant’s Castle: Jarateng Pass to Langalibalele Pass 26 km 1515 m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5
15-16 May (2) Injasuti: Wonder Valley Cave via Van Heyningen's Pass 18 km
470 m
Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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22-23 May (2) Bushman's Nek: Tarn Cave via Bushman's Nek Pass, returning via the ridge route and Cedric's Pool. 28 km 690 m John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp: Christine 082-7826025 John 072-1512031 3
28-30 May (2,5) Rocky Bay social weekend in partnership with East Coast Cycling Club: walking, trail running, mountain biking and/or just chilling! See notices for details   Heidi Cox 08247064283 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it NA
28-30 May (2,5) Mhambahlala Private Farm Weekend: Drive up Friday evening. Saturday: Climb Rhino Peak (physical fitness required)     Sunday: Climb Bamboo Peak                                             Places limited to 6.                                                18 km   12 km Natasha Williams WhatsApp: 082-5200007 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4
5-6 June (2) Injasuti: Overnight in Grindstone Cave. Ideal for first-time backpackers or those not sure of their fitness. 10 km
400 m
Farouk Omarjee 031-5776336
081-5308447
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12-13 June (2) Monk's Cowl to Injasuti chalets. Return via Champagne Valley or get a friend to fetch you from Injasuti. Pack light as basics are available at the shop. 30 km 700 m John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp: Christine 082-7826025 John 072-1512031 3
19-20 June (2) Highmoor: General exploration - tenting and making it up as we go along. 32 km Natasha Williams WhatsApp: 082-5200007 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 3,5
26-27 June (2) Loteni: Hlatimbe Cave via Buttress Pass and return via Hlatimbe Pass (North) 32 km 1470 m David Gay This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 4,5
26 June (0) African Fish Eagle Trail half day hike, meet at the Green Hub and walk along the Umgeni River, coffee at D&C SPCA halfway (bring cash) 12.5km Heidi Cox This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2
           
ADVANCE NOTICE          
Dates Description Dist / Elevation Leader Contact Grd
16-18 July (3) On 17 July 1936, a small group of hikers slept on the summit of Cleft Peak - a first for the Drakensberg (see Dragon's Wrath). Up to that date, this had been considered impossible. To remember these pioneers, and to celebrate their courage, we plan on sleeping on the summit of Cleft Peak (3281 m) on the night of 17 July 2021 - the 85th anniversary. 30km 1340m John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp: Christine 082-7826025 John 072-1512031 4.5
7-9 August (3) Giant's Cup Trail in 3 days: For all beautiful ladies over the Women's day holidays, although guys and families can also come along! 55km John & Christine Pickup WhatsApp: Christine 082-7826025 John 072-1512031 3
Day 1: Sani Pass road trail head to Pholela Hut
Day 2: With a little shortcut on the road, we end the day at Swiman Hut, after a late lunch at the Gooderson Hotel.
Day 3: Finish the trail at Bushman's Nek
Only day packs required as I will find transport. Anyone willing to assist with transport will be appreciated.
           
All COVID-19 protocols to be observed at all times, please keep each other safe
 

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