A descent of the Tugela Falls

17 May 2021 20:14 #76880 by Neil Margetts
The Amphitheatre wall was first climbed by Doyle Liebenberg and...

The Tugela Falls is world famous and one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Said to be the second highest waterfall in the world, it falls about 950m into the Royal Natal National Park. There is the rare occasion that it runs dry, it flows most of the year, and in the summer wet months after heavy rain it cascades over the escarpment with awe inspiring beauty. The falls has three big drops, 60m at the top to a cascade, then a huge 250m free drop and then a third drop of about 170m, thereafter numerous smaller drops of 70 to 20m before levelling out and leading to a winding steep sided valley before a deep narrow sided gorge of the tunnel.

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18 May 2021 02:26 #76881 by Neil Margetts
Hi
Just some notes on the photos:
From top to bottom:
Photo 1: Chris Haas starting abseil no 3 down to the left of the second waterfall
Photo 2: Samuel and Roger as tiny dots above abseil no 6, massive water no 2 up to the right.
Photo 3: Samuel descending abseil no 8, with the rope lying on the huge treacherous loose flakes 10m above.
Photo 4: Samuel on the hanging stance above abseil 9
Photo 5: The team setting abseil 19
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18 May 2021 02:30 #76882 by Neil Margetts
Hi

Here is a short video edited by Brittney and shot by Chris Haas on his Gopro.

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18 May 2021 07:39 #76883 by ghaznavid
Amazing, well done!
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