Quote of the week: July week #3

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings.
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Photo of the week: July week #3

  The Lion’s Mantle… A fogbound Lion’s Head as seen from halfway up the India Venster route on Table Mountain’s north face. This is a fairly rare occurrence, around  5
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Photo of the week: July week #2

  There are few more ingenious and sensational hiker’s traverses on Table Mountain than the Right Face-Arrow Face Traverse. Located on the north (front) side of the mountain, the traverse
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Table Mountain flora – Part 1: Nature's botanical garden

  “… a botanic garden, neglected and left to grow to a state of nature; so great was the variety everywhere to be met with.”  WILLIAM BURCHELL, English naturalist, 1810,
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Table Mountain flora – Part 1: Nature’s botanical garden

  “… a botanic garden, neglected and left to grow to a state of nature; so great was the variety everywhere to be met with.”  WILLIAM BURCHELL, English naturalist, 1810,
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Platteklip Gorge

  “Myself and 2 others went up by the great opening which the hill makes, being like a valley but wondrous steep, the rocks on each side upright like monstrous
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Table Mountain confirmed as a New 7 Wonder of Nature

In May this year, Table Mountain was officially declared a New7Wonder of Nature by the New7Wonders foundation in Switzerland. This came after its nomination as a provisional New7Wonder in November
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Table Mountain viewpoints

Views form an integral part in the satisfaction and joy derived from climbing a mountain. They serve as a fitting climax to the experience and as a reward for the
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Brocken Spectres

For all that Table Mountain offers in the way of views and landscapes, it also serves up a little surprise every now and then. Of this, I was reminded on
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Why is Table Mountain flat?

No, it wasn’t bulldozed. And even though a daredevil WW2 pilot landed his plane on the summit, and members of a WW2 Army regiment used it as a football field,
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