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Photo of the week – August week #4: Spring Buttress

I’ve been hiking Table Mountain up all the routes and in all weather conditions, so you could be forgiven for thinking that my appreciation of the environment has dulled somewhat, but you’d be very wrong. An ascent of Spring Buttress last week reminded me once again how varied and multi-faceted Table Mountain hiking and scrambling really is. I had done the route several times, but
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Photo of the week – November week #4: Adventure & Discovery

High up on Finisteraar Crack If you think Table Mountain is tame and trampled because of its proximity to a city and a cable car to the summit, then an ascent of Finisteraar Crack will shatter any such notions. Located on the majestic Fernwood Buttress on the eastern side of Table Mountain, the route follows a prominent fault line that slashes across the lower portions
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Photo of the week – November week #4: Adventure & Discovery

High up on Finisteraar Crack If you think Table Mountain is tame and trampled because of its proximity to a city and a cable car to the summit, then an ascent of Finisteraar Crack will shatter any such notions. Located on the majestic Fernwood Buttress on the eastern side of Table Mountain, the route follows a prominent fault line that slashes across the lower portions
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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 a hike this morning across the summit plateau. Taking in the superb views from a rock perched on the eastern edge of the Table, I watched a fog bank engulf the rugged slopes, swirling past
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