Peak Perspectives - Giant’s Castle: Jul -Sep 2016

11 Aug 2016 10:57 #69471 by AndrewP
This is my entry.

In early July a friend of mine had a birthday party with a Christmas in July theme. That explains the hat... I was lucky with this one - I just happened to be in the Drakensberg during the heavy snowfalls this July, and this was the first day the weather cleared enough for me to get up into the snow.



www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/peak-perspectives-giants-castle-jul-sep-2016/chrismas-in-july-1494.html

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04 Sep 2016 17:15 - 04 Sep 2016 17:16 #69684 by intrepid
This is a reminder for the theme of the upcoming fourth quarter. It has special requirements:

This is a more open-ended theme, but photos must have been taken in 2016. The photo must also have been included in a previously posted 2016 trip report / write-up (including mini trip-reports). Participants thus practically have an entire year to plan ahead and get that perfect shot. By submitting numerous photos for trip reports throughout the year, participants can secure a large pool from which to make a final choice.

The shot must depict a characteristic that makes the Maloti-Drakensberg unique and special, or it must capture something that holds a deep, personal meaning. Looking at the photo must evoke a sense of pride, inspiration, peace or joy - the kind of thing that makes you breathe in deeply and slowly exhale slowly. Important to this theme is a proper description of the significance of the photo and what it means to you.


Retrospective posting of previous 2016 trips is allowed, though closer to the time we may need to determine a cut-off date for this.

We have managed to secure a prize for Q4, details to follow later.

For more info see:
www.vertical-endeavour.com/blog/23-general/this-site/238-essence-of-the-dragon-2016.html

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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09 Sep 2016 10:22 #69725 by Macc

"The three rules of mountaineering: It’s always further, taller and harder than it looks."

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28 Sep 2016 19:33 #69909 by Sterkhorn

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29 Sep 2016 09:57 #69910 by Viking
Here is my contribution, it is called "A Giant Climb".

It was taken on the approach to climb Scholes' Route on Giant's Castle.
The model is Macc. :)

www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/peak-perspectives-giants-castle-jul-sep-2016/a-giant-climb-1508.html


“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

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29 Sep 2016 10:25 #69911 by Stijn
Oh man... some quality pics coming through in this round!

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29 Sep 2016 17:35 #69916 by Biomech
I agree. Loving this one! Makes me want to pack the car and get to Giants.

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30 Sep 2016 18:53 #69921 by Rhinoandhedgehog
Viking for the win... superb picture... make us want to get to Giants asap.

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01 Oct 2016 15:31 #69922 by ASL
Another with a bit of fluffy stuff...

Approach, going up and topping out!

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01 Oct 2016 15:38 #69923 by ASL
I like the atmosphere of this misty approach on Giants ridge but only I would know where it was taken..

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