Dragons Wrath 2021

10 Feb 2021 06:15 #76497 by intrepid
Dragons Wrath 2021 was created by intrepid
This is the place to gather and discuss all accidents and rescues in the Drakensberg for 2020. The most common are hiking related, though they can also result from other activities such as climbing and paragliding. This title of this thread is inspired by the book "Dragons Wrath" by Reg Pearse & James Byrom, and is an endeavour to continue on in that spirit.

The purpose of this is to:
* concatenate all information about these accidents to keep a concerned Drakensberg community informed;
* express solidarity and concern to those involved in the accidents;
* learn from mistakes made and to heed warnings of risks;
* maintain a publicly accessible historic record.

The purpose of this is not to:
* criticise or embarrass those involved;
* create media hype;
* create undue negative publicity for the Berg.

Historical threads:
Dragon's Wrath 2008 
Dragon's Wrath 2009 (not yet compiled)
Dragon's Wrath 2010
Dragon's Wrath 2011
Dragon's Wrath 2012
Dragon's Wrath 2013
Dragon's Wrath 2014
Dragon's Wrath 2015
Dragon's Wrath 2016
Dragon's Wrath 2017
Dragons Wrath 2018
 Dragon's Wrath 2019
Dragon's Wrath 2020

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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05 Apr 2021 07:18 #76669 by tiska
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07 Apr 2021 09:42 #76685 by tiska
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Thanks firephish. Apologies - The article was not pay walled for me but I accessed it from beyond .za domain.

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11 Apr 2021 11:36 #76707 by vivo101
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Another accident involving the notorious wrong gulley in Grays, thankfully this one had a better outcome.

Hiker-rescued-in-grays-pass-central-drakensberg

"To those who are enthralled by mountains, their wonder is beyond all dispute. To those who are not, their allure is a kind of madness." - Mountain
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11 Apr 2021 13:25 #76709 by Serious tribe
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It mentioned the he was part of a privately guided party.  Is there any idea as who was doing the guiding?  On our way back from iCidi on Monday morning we passed a guided hiking party that was going to be ending up at Champagne Sports some time later in the week.  We passed them just south of the Bilanjil valley.  

Have noted a lot of guided hiking trips in the berg as of late.  Wonder how this gentleman managed to be so far off track when he was being guided?  
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11 Apr 2021 19:46 #76711 by Viking
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“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

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13 Apr 2021 20:12 #76731 by Serious tribe
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