Schedule and progress for Essence of The Dragon 2018.

Schedule and progress for Essence of The Dragon 2017.

Schedule and progress for Essence of The Dragon 2016.

Showcase of the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains

Essence Of The Dragon is a photo competition hosted by Vertical Endeavour featuring images of the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains - showcasing their splendour & unique character, towards better recognition of their worth & enhanced enjoyment of those who explore them.

These are the governing rules for Essence Of The Dragon:

For years I wanted to try rock climbing; and over a decade ago, I finally took the leap by booking a “lesson-for-two” at a local indoor gym. Finding a partner presented an unexpected challenge when everyone threw me excuses: “I’m afraid of heights”, “I’m weak”, “I have kids!”, and the ever-popular, “I want to live!” But providence prevailed and I stumbled upon an equally enthusiastic co-conspirator – a teammate, and soon-to-be friend.

Vertical-endeavor has a vision.  What’s our vision?  To see people pursuing their dreams - big or small!  We are also excited to highlight those adventurers who are out to change the world, because we believe in you and the power of your dreams!

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"The Graffias is a performance-oriented base layer with moisture wicking properties, and underarm mesh ventilation. A non-absorbent microfibre actively wicks moisture away from the user’s skin. This quick drying garment also boasts a UV protection factor of 40+ , and a secure, zippered key pocket on the reverse. Reflective logos keep you visible and safe while exercising at night. Anti-bacterial finish reduces odour."

Karen Hauptfleisch, the founder of SOAPkidz, is about to become the first South African to visit the highest mountain in each of the Southern African countries.

This compact sleeping bag, designed for adventurers or adventure racers, was created for summer evening conditions, but coupled with an inner sheet will provide incredible warmth and flexibility in cooler conditions too. Luxurious and lightweight, the Extreme Lite 500 provides its user with an extremely versatile sleeping solution.