Nguza Pass

22 Mar 2017 09:59 - 22 Mar 2017 10:00 #71182 by Geordie
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Don't worry, I now have the track, obtained the hard way.
Report to follow, and track will be available once edited.
All I can say at this stage is, don't do this pass if you have no good hard earned berg experiance and don't do it on a whim.

More later, work first, I'm afraid.
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22 Mar 2017 10:18 #71185 by ghaznavid
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Looking forward to the writeup :thumbsup:

Geordie wrote: All I can say at this stage is, don't do this pass if you have no good hard earned berg experiance and don't do it on a whim.


Completely agree. It is easy if you know the route and are competent on loose scree, it would be very difficult if you aren't!

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22 Mar 2017 14:07 #71190 by tonymarshall
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A pity you only asked for the track at the last minute, I could have helped if I had seen the request in time.

There is also a Nguza Pass thread with write ups and photos of the pass by Sabine, myself and ghaznavid, which pretty much gives the information you obtained the hard way.

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22 Mar 2017 14:33 #71191 by Geordie
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No problem Tony, and thank you .
Earning your track with sweat and indecision is a far better alternative anyway.
Yes, the thread helped, and so did having Sabine with us at the head of the pass, she passed on enough good info to see us right. (They carried on to Ntonjelane).

Regards
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02 Jun 2017 10:04 #71682 by ruthtbl
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Geordie or tonymarshall (or anyone else), would you be willing to share your gps track of Nguza Pass with me please? Also, has anyone been to the Mnweni area recently that might be able to shed some light on how much snow is still hanging around (specifically around Nguza and Ntonjelana Passes)? Thanks!

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05 Jun 2017 07:33 #71686 by tonymarshall
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Hi Ruth, I'm quite happy to share the track with you. I've pm you.
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05 Jun 2017 10:19 #71690 by ruthtbl
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Thanks Tony!

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17 Jul 2019 12:50 #75155 by anthony
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Hi all. Does someone have the track for Nguza pass that they would not mind sharing with me. 

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18 Jul 2019 07:58 #75159 by Sabine
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@ Anthony Track sent

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14 Nov 2019 14:39 - 14 Nov 2019 14:40 #75460 by ruthtbl
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Ralph, Fintan and I went up Nguza Pass on 9 November. There appears to have been some burning on the grass ledge traverse near the "bad section" which has made the grass tufts a lot smaller and that whole section a bit more eroded. It was fairly scary for me.

The pass itself is regular boulder hopping from the junction with Rockeries pass, with 2 waterfalls that we had to scramble a bit. The river was no longer flowing as we approached the entrance to the side gully, so keep an eye on water levels and fill up before the river stops flowing as there will be no more reliable water until the escarpment. The big chock stone that you have to scramble is near the entrance of the side gully, and after that it gets VERY steep and the rocks are very loose, which makes for a mentally and physically tiring hike. Here is a link to my YouTube video if you would like more footage of the pass:


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