Bollard Pass

29 Oct 2014 18:01 #62207 by tiska
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Ghaz - I bet you get up Bollard before I get up Hilton! April/May (warmish/dry) is always a good bet.

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29 Oct 2014 19:40 #62208 by Fitness
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Ghaz
I agree, I think we need to conquer this pass, this coming from someone who got defeated by it and vowed never to return.

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29 Oct 2014 21:26 #62209 by Dillon
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This pass sounds like a really good challenge, I'd be keen to give it a go sometime, along with Hilton Pass!

I think it's important to keep setting goals and stretching your limits, but even more important to know when to back off. You guys made the right call.

"Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous."

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30 Oct 2014 10:14 #62213 by ghaznavid
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Fitness wrote: Ghaz
I agree, I think we need to conquer this pass, this coming from someone who got defeated by it and vowed never to return.


I've already started to try and source grass stakes :laugh:

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30 Oct 2014 12:08 #62214 by Trev
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Thats some serious milage. How many trips per year?

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30 Oct 2014 12:20 #62215 by ghaznavid
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Trev wrote: Thats some serious milage. How many trips per year?


That was my 14th. My longest was 136km with Hobbit about 5 weeks ago (Giant's Cup, up Sani down Mashai over 7 days). Total is 35 days, so only averaging 14.6km/day - but hikes such as this last weekend count as 3 days and only included 14km total, and head start days are included in those 35 days. The VE Berg trip I joined on (amaZizi/cable car site visit) was 21km in 3 days due to the nature of the trip.

Total khulus ytd: 17 (including my 2nd ascent of Popple, so 16 first time ascents)
Total passes ytd: 17 (odd number due to Saddle Nek and Isicutula on one hike)
Total different passes ytd: 14 (10 of which I had never done before, repeats where Langies 4 times, Mashai, Giants and Isicutula)
Nights spent in caves: 4 (2 in Singati Cave, 1 in Vast Cave and 1 in Tarn Cave)
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30 Oct 2014 13:54 - 30 Oct 2014 13:56 #62216 by tiska
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Its time to raise that cave count Ghaz!
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30 Oct 2014 14:05 #62217 by ghaznavid
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mnt_tiska wrote: Its time to raise that cave count Ghaz!


I was thinking the same thing. Lots of my hiking this year hasn't lent itself to caves - I have passed many caves during the day, but not ended near any. E.g. on the 7 day hike, once on top we would have had to make the day we did Sani into a 30+km day to reach Sandleni Cave, the following night our nearest cave was Mashai Shelter and then Stealth Cave the night after that. I don't think my remaining hikes will lend themselves to caves either unfortunately (although UI Cave may feature in my GT plans).

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09 Nov 2014 15:39 #62273 by ghaznavid
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Took my mother to the Hidden Valley yesterday. Got a good shot of the spot we were stuck on.





Perhaps we could have scrambled up the slope and summited, but we were not certain and we were not entirely comfortable on the crumbly terrain with such exposure. So no regrets.

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05 Sep 2015 21:38 #64975 by ghaznavid
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Serious tribe wrote: Waterfall Cave


Very old discussion - but Hobbit and myself checked out Waterfall Cave today. Interesting spot, great view too.


Tiska wrote: Its time to raise that cave count Ghaz!

Old post - but I did up that stat by 50% before 31 Dec 2014. And had 3 caves by 4 January this year - although the stat went south from there, ytd 4 in 2015. Should up it to 7 early next month :woohoo:

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