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Three Peaks Challenge 1897 – 2017

At 120 years old, the Three Peaks Challenge (Saturday 4 November 2017) can claim to be the oldest event in the country, or at least the event with the longest history. Back in 1897, when C.W. Schneeberger decided to see if he could summit all three peaks (Devil’s Peak, table mountain and Lion’s Head) between sunrise and…

Things to Do in Cape Town

Located on the southwest coast of South Africa, Cape Town is a port city that lies on a peninsula anchored by the iconic Table Mountain and bordered by the Indian and Atlantic oceans. It is South Africa’s most popular destination city for tourists and businessmen alike, and there are many countless activities for visitors to enjoy during their stay…

Banff Mountain Film Festival – Review of the Preview

It seems like I have been attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival for as long as I can remember. And it never disappoints. Sure, some years, the collection of international mountain movies is better than others, but it always provides a healthy dose of inspiration and creativity wrapped up in adventure. This year was no…

How to get fit when you can’t hit the trails

By Alison Hudson In a world that increasingly consists of flat expanses of pavement, hiking can seem like an intimidating pursuit. How can you get in shape for hiking if you live in a city or don’t have time during the week to get out on the trail? Here are some tips for people of all levels…

The AeroPress: Good Coffee; Fast

I like coffee. Real coffee though, not that dried out coffee powder I once took for the real thing. Many years ago, I discovered the good stuff and haven’t looked back since. Sure, it costs a bit more, but it’s so worth it. What has changed is how I make my coffee. My preferred methods…

REEL adrenalin action at The Galileo

Looking for some reel action? Forget that Bourne guy or those CGI effects. For pure heart-pounding, hand-wringing action that makes your mouth dry with adrenalin, The Galileo Open Air Cinema has the booster you’ve been waiting for – six action-packed sports movies, shorts and documentaries perfect for sports lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike….

Three Peaks Challenge 2016: Results

Well done all Three Peaks runners and thanks to all helpers and supporters. It was a fantastic day out with great weather and  many milestones achieved. Winning male: Andy Hagen 4.55 (5 Minutes off the record – this was his 4th victory) Winning Female: Jane Wyngaard (16th overall) 6:40 20th Challenge: Gavin Snell (who also organises…

The Grind: Mud, Fun and Fitness

When thinking about competitive sports, mud is normally seen as an unwanted addition, there to  hinder or even cancel play. But not in Obstacle Course Racing, the hottest growing sport on Planet Earth? The Grind is a dedicated team of Obstacle Course Race builders and race hosts, and their challenging courses feature a great deal…