Just received this email, and thought it would be useful to remind again, given that there may be a whole stack of you heading for the mountains this festive season. If you do, enjoy it, and we want to see some pictures and get feedback! Have a great festive season, and enjoy the new years festivities responsibly.
Four By Four Trips to the UDP WHS Escarpment
We recently became aware that a certain tour company is advertising four by four trips to Mont Aux Sources, Tugela Falls, Sentinel and Amphitheatre. We would like to bring it to your attention that all these areas fall within the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site (UDP WHS) and that any unauthorised vehicular access is in contravention of the law.
69-year-old hiker airlifted from Ntonjelana Pass
A 69-year-old hiker was airlifted from Ntonjelana Pass, September 26th, 2009, after he became unwell and it was feared that he may suffer a heart attack.
Revisiting the Ian Miller incident
The fatal snakebite incident involving Ian Miller in 1955 has been immortalised by the details published in Dragon's Wrath and Barrier of Spears. Some interesting details have now been released about the rescue.
It's Fire and Wind Season in the Berg
August through to October is normally a period of strong winds in the Drakensberg. This is accompanied by many fires, which are fuelled by the wind and the dryness. A major fire broke out at Cathedral Peak on Wednesday.
International Vulture Day Sept 5
This year marks the first ever International Vulture Awareness Day to be held on the 5th of September 2009. Vulture numbers are decreasing dramatically all over the world, and it is not only specific to one or two species, rather it is across the board. This event has been arranged and co-ordinated by EWT's Birds of Prey Working Group and The Hawk Conservancy Trust.
Hiking Article Count: 19
Climbing Article Count: 7
Peaks Article Count: 8
Passes Article Count: 39
Caves Article Count: 4
Grand Traverse Article Count: 8
Environment Article Count: 8
Security Article Count: 15
General Article Count: 21
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