A descent of the Tugela Falls
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.
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