Currently browsing tag

mountain climbing

Rock Climbing Training

There are lots of very good reasons to start working out, not only will weight training help you to improve your overall strength, potency and capability, but you will also be able to improve your health, your appearance and your energy levels by regularly hitting the gym and partaking in …

Hiking The Hex Mountains – Solo

Its been on my mind for a few years to do something one could call unusual – although not exactly a ground-breaking feat in any way. The idea was to get into the Hex, alone, for about four days and hike/chill, to see what it was like, and to face …

Hiking in the Kenyan Mountains

This is Part 3 of a Journey my wife and I took, hiking up Mount Kenya.  To read the first two reports click here: Part 1: Hiking Up Mount Kenya Part 2: Mountain Climbing in Kenya So through a few tricky moments and precarious challenges we’d made it the top …

Mountain Climbing in Kenya pt2

Part one of the Story can be read here: Hiking up Mount Kenya. So, we were climbing up Mount Kenya in snow and wet weather conditions, through some treacherous, loose rock. Eventually we stopped procrastinating and headed out early the next morning. We reached the initial pitch by sunrise, equipped …

Hiking Up Mount Kenya

A few months after completing our Mountain Hiking in Namibia, my wife and I decided to go look for some suitable mountains to conquer in Kenya. Many hikers we know have ventured over to the peak, some successful, others not so successful, and all seemed to have the same advice: …

Hiking in Namibia (part 3)

First read:  Climbing in Namibia part 1                Climbing in Namibia part 2 The final stages in our Sptizkoppe adventure provided some of the “hairiest”, but most rewarding, moments. The final pitch was an easy chimney, if you stayed high up in the crack, which the others opted not to …

Climbing in Namibia (part 2)

Firstly, be sure to read Mountain Climbing in Namibia Part One. This is where our adventure began –  my father-in-law  was feeling discontented about getting 50m from the top and not summiting, and gathered all his courage and wanted to climb it two days later with my wife and I.  …

Mountain Climbing in Namibia

The following short series is a report back of our mountain-climbing expeditions in Namibia where we had a Spitzkoppe-adventure.  It was our first ‘country’ trad-route.  (well, “country” to us at least).  We arrived on a Tuesday to the campsite to meet up with my wife’s parents and their friends.  Their …