Dragon's Wrath 2024

30 Jan 2024 04:35 #78874 by intrepid
Dragon's Wrath 2024 was created by intrepid
This is the place to gather and discuss all accidents and rescues in the Drakensberg for 2024. 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 for 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.

For a list of historical annual threads of Dragon's Wrath from 2008, please visit this index link .

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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05 Mar 2024 14:16 - 05 Mar 2024 14:17 #78914 by tonymarshall
Replied by tonymarshall on topic Dragon's Wrath 2024
The post and photos below were posted on the MCSA Search and Rescue facebook page last week. 

Mountain Club of SA - Search And Rescue
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Rescue at Tugela Falls, Royal Natal National Park. Drakensberg.A male and female canyoner/abseilers became stuck on the falls, about 140m from the top. A 12 person KZN MCSA team, and 2 local guides, hiked in and rescued them in 2 pick-off operations. Gavin Raubenheimer (Rescue Organiser)

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Last edit: 05 Mar 2024 14:17 by tonymarshall. Reason: Correct formatting
The following user(s) said Thank You: Serious tribe, DeonS, firephish, ghaznavid, ASL-Bivak#, supertramp, EmpieS, Wandelaar, n00bishninja

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