The last event in Feb 2011 was so popular we are doing it again. If you are not a full on adventure racer or need to do some light training and love a bit of hiking, climbing, abseiling (optional), rafting and a good braai and even camping on the day before or after by the Crocodile river all in one day then diarize the 8 October (Saturday) now. Map reading is hardly required as the trail is pretty self explanatory (this is not orienteering or an adventure race). I will give you a google earth map with a trail marked on it. This really is for average folk and no special skills are required (except being able to walk and swim). The climbing is for those who want to. I should have mentioned that Pelindaba has a beautiful camp site right where we finish with everything so come and camp after the event (or before) so bring camping gear.(R50pp/night)
Contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org if you coming ASAP.Maps will be issued and a GPS track with waypoints of the entire route is available for download too. Kit will be hiking gear (hat, sunscreen, 30 l backpack, 2 l water, energy food, (gps is optional), water proof bag, paddling gear and climbing gear (all to be taken with you from the start) and meat and drinks for the braai at the end. To see more about the area go to www.pelinduna.com
Costs will be R150 for paid up ESSA members (covering raft fund, climbing equipment, hike fees, braai area, braai food, maps, etc) - to be paid into the ESSA account up front.R220 for non ESSA members.
Exploration Society of SA, Standard Bank - Parktown, Acc. No. 200838210, Branch Code 0355. Please provide your name and a contact number as reference.
Minimum 10 people required and max 40.