Across the Dragon's Back in Six Days
On Sunday 2010/12/05 at 04:00 Louwtjie Van Straaten and myself Gavin Bazley left the Sentinal car park and started a 228km journey on foot. We were attempting the Grand Traverse Challenge.
Crossing the Dragon's Back in Record Time
A personal account of the Grand Traverse Record event of 17-20 December 2008 in which the ten year old record was finally beaten in a new time of 3 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes.
Grand Traverse record attempt aborted due to snowfall
An attempt at breaking the speed record of the Grand Traverse was aborted at Organ Pipes Pass due to the first major snowfall in the Drakensberg of the season. The group attempting the record took shelter in one of the Ndumeni Caves and were rescued by helicopter the following morning.
What is the Grand Traverse?
The Grand Traverse is the ultimate mountain-hiking challenge in southern Africa, spanning the entire KwaZulu-Natal section of the Berg. Starting from Sentinel Car Park in the north it ends at Bushman's Neck in the south, after a gruelling 240km and an altitude gain and loss of 26km.