Cockade - Half Organ Pipes Day Walk

24 Jul 2013 08:57 #57788 by Selous
Hi All

Just a quick summary trip report of a recce day walk that I did for an intended route with some friends and family this weekend. The weekend Route has now changed to Cockade - Tseketseke Pass as I felt that the original route choice of Cockade - Organ Pipes Pass was going to be too long and a bit tough for some. Also just a quick mention to Peter Louw (Plouw) for the help with some pictures of the Cockade Camp site

Left at 6:15am from Cathedral Peak
Made the Junction of Xeni and Cockade Rivers by 10am
Top of Cockade Pass by 11:15am
Made Organ Pipes Pass by 1:30Pm
Left Organ Pipes by 2pm
checked out Camel Route-Not for me thanks
Halfway to old fire look out we ridged it down to Contour Path
Followed path past Tryme Hill
watched moon rise over mikes Pass
Back at Cathedral Peak car Park by 7:20Pm
13 hours and 37Km

Photos to follow
Regards
Selous

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24 Jul 2013 09:03 #57789 by JustinBaker
Thats pretty good going!
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24 Jul 2013 15:27 #57800 by HFc
I know most of that route well and have to say: that was good going to do it in 13 hours. :thumbsup:
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24 Jul 2013 15:57 #57801 by Selous
Hi All

Some photos as promised


Sun Rise over the berg

Pyramid and Column

Flash Flood at some time from Column

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24 Jul 2013 16:27 - 24 Jul 2013 16:42 #57802 by Selous
Hi all
Sorry, I can only seem to submit 2 or 3 photos at a time



Boulder Hoping up Xeni River



Looking up Xeni River towards Cockade Pass

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24 Jul 2013 16:50 #57803 by Selous

Heading up Cockade Pass

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24 Jul 2013 17:01 #57804 by Selous

Looking down Cockade Pass

Celebratory Photo at the top of Cockade Pass
Don Boshoff and Todd

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24 Jul 2013 17:05 #57805 by Selous

looking Back toward Cockade and elephant


Ndumeni Dome in the distance

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24 Jul 2013 17:12 #57806 by Selous

Looking back up Organ Pipes Pass after checking the Camel Route


I noticed this path heading up from the Organ pipes Pass and I assume it must link into Thuthumi Pass/Smugglers route - Tony Marshall and Intrepid might know

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24 Jul 2013 17:19 #57807 by Selous

Where we ridged it down from off about halfway to the Old Fire Look Out



Chasing the sun but losing the battle along Tryme Hill Ridge


Moon Rise over Mike's Pass and Arendsig

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