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Trail Run Somewhere Through Newlands Forest

Throwback Thursday to 5 weeks ago, on the 01st May when I got lost somewhere through Newlands Forest 😀 It went down like this: This was my first trail run since October 2017 (same reason as my previous Rock Climbing blog – ITB, rest etc) and when I did the charity hike with Lion 500... Continue Reading →

Climbing at The Pinnacle.

With the month of Ramadan upon us I have opted to give my mountain adventures a break whilst fasting.  Not that we can’t hike or climb as it recommended to carry on with your ‘exercise’ but I choose not to.  I’ve hiked up to Mc Clears Beacon in search of snow whilst fasting, I’ve hiked... Continue Reading →

Lion’s Head Loop

This was a quick one.  I didn’t expect a huge turn-out as it was over a long weekend and with many away, only 3 people confirming BUT they brought family and friends and we ended up being 17 pax 😀 Pre-hike brief introducing myself, some info about the route, stick together (crime is real), no... Continue Reading →

In Memory of Faieza Desai

This was a hard one to write. I met Aunty Faieza almost 10 years ago on my first hike with the then known Muslim Assembly Hiking Club.  We did Tranquility Cracks.  She inspired and motivated me to carry on as I complained all the way up that there was nothing tranquil about this hike.  Until... Continue Reading →

Taking Back Our Mountains IV

Since our last TBOM hike, 11 hikers were mugged by 3 armed men. ICYMI – read it here: Karbonkelberg Mugging I can’t even begin to describe how sucky this is.  That, in addition to the crime, our mountains are afflicted by fires, both natural and arson ☹  I however described it best how I feel... Continue Reading →

Muslim Hands Ladies Hike

What originally was to be a ‘Ladies 5 dams Challenge Fundraiser’, we (Muslim Hands) were forced by SANPARKS to remove the event from the internet as they refused to issue a permit on such ‘short notice’ regardless whether it was for a good cause or not.  Regardless that theme was in line with our severe... Continue Reading →

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