VE Berg Trip 7

07 Sep 2015 13:08 - 07 Sep 2015 13:43 #64995 by tonymarshall
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Our group’s entry in the summit book, with some pictures of pine trees to emphasize the connection to the VE pine tree trip.



The group at the summit cairn.



The descent down the exposed grassy ramp. Fortunately the exposure is not that apparent when you are on the grass ramp.



We down climbed the second pitch without any difficulty, and continued down to the top of the first pitch, which Lorinda, Ian and Tony would abseil down. The other guys were going to abseil down a much higher pitch than us, so Andrew abseiled down first to do a fireman’s brake from below if necessary to provide safety for us novices. Lorinda abseiling down the first pitch.



It’s quite a long way down.



Ian abseiling down the first pitch.



After Tony had abseiled down, Andrew climbed back up the first pitch, and the other guy’s went to the higher abseil while the three of us walked out. Thanks to everyone involved for a memorable experience.

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08 Oct 2015 18:37 #65341 by intrepid
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Some additional photos of the hut related work:
















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

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