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May 2019

Arangieskop

10 May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12 May 2019 @ 5:00 pm

10 May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12 May 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Organized by: Nardus Cronje

Arangieskop is a 2-day hike in the Dassieshoek Nature Reserve, outside Robertson, in the Western Cape. It is often referred to as the “Kilimanjaro of the Cape”, not because of its height, but due to the relentless uphill of the first day and downhill of the second. However, that should…

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June 2019

Pic Blanc, Limietberge

8 June 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8 June 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Organized by: Elsie Oettle

Oorslaap by Elsie en Edmund op Fisantekuil in Wellington. Die stap op Saterdag na Pic Blanc is so 6-7 ure se stap met n 900m klim. Sondag kan ons n korter staproete doen.

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July 2019

Bustoer na Sutherland sterrewag

27 July 2019 @ 8:00 am - 28 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm

27 July 2019 @ 8:00 am - 28 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Organized by: Gaye Hosking

ATKV SUTHERLAND BUSTOER 27 & 28 Julie 2019   DIE TOER KOS R1550.00 PER PERSOON EN SLUIT DIE VOLGENDE IN: VERVOER   LIGTE MIDDAGETE BY MATJIESFONTEIN (DRINKGOED IS VIR JOU EIE SAK)   SUTHERLAND HOTEL:          VERBLYF VIR SATERDAGAAND AANDETE SATERDAGAAND ONTBYT SONDAG OGGEND TOEBROODJIE PAKKIE VIR SONDAG MIDDAG OPPAD HUISTOE…

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August 2019

Matroosberg 3 day hike

9 August 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11 August 2019 @ 3:00 pm

9 August 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11 August 2019 @ 3:00 pm
matroosberg
Organized by: Peter Pittendrigh
R150

A 3 day off trail Hike starting on the very beginning  of the Sonklip ridge, overnighting in tents on the first night on the saddle between sonklip and matroosberg. The second day we’ll need to hike early to reach the summit and down to sleep in the saddle of conical…

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September 2019

Agtertafelberg Hut

1 September 2019 @ 5:00 am - 2 September 2019 @ 1:00 pm

1 September 2019 @ 5:00 am - 2 September 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Agtertafelberg hut, Agtertafelberg Hut
Paarl, South Africa
Organized by: Gaye Hosking
R120

We take a lesurely drive to the Fisantekraal parking in Du Toitskloof.  Hike in with backpacks to overnight at Agtertafelberg hut (ATH), perferably 2 nights, so as to enjoy the area. 12 spots in total. Hut fees R40/p/p/n Fisantekraal parking R150.00/car ( we need to fill cars up 4/5 people…

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October 2019

Groot WellingtonSneeukop

4 October 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6 October 2019 @ 5:00 pm

4 October 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6 October 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Organized by: Elsie Oettle

Wellington

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Gecko trail, Nuy

18 October 2019 @ 8:00 am - 20 October 2019 @ 5:00 pm

18 October 2019 @ 8:00 am - 20 October 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Organized by: Martin Wohlfarter

The Gecko Trail is our triple-day wilderness hiking trail established in 2003. This unique hiking trail is shaped like a Triskelion with Simonskloof in the centre and a combined total length of 47km. The concept allows you to pick any one or two of the routes, choose where to start,…

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January 2020

Visgat kloofing

11 January - 12 January

11 January - 12 January
Organized by: Hanlie Jordaan
TBD

Once again Club members are privileged to spend a weekend in this beautiful privately owned part of the upper Olifants River system. The group is limited to a total of 8, all of whom must have been members of the Club for AT LEAST A YEAR. The trip involves being…

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February 2020

Weekend at Fisherhaven (Various)

14 February - 16 February

14 February - 16 February
Organized by: Thordis Sixt

Camping on Thordis Sixt's property near the Botriver lagune. Location is ideal for bird watching and wild horses are often around. Hikers can arrive on Friday 14 Feb, pitch their tends and settle in. The outing is limited to 10 people. Details: Everything depends on the Botrivier itself, if low…

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Family Weekend – Steenboksberg (2A)

22 February - 23 February

22 February - 23 February
Organized by: Riaan Doorduin
Free

Ons gaan die naweek 'n lekker stap met die kinders neem na Steenboks berg. Daar is 'n heerlike poel by kamp plek. Ons kan dan stappies verder in die kloof opmaak.Kry mekaar by die hek van Steeboksberg Saterdag oggend 8:00. Neem gerus kontak op na ure of per epos.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Steenboksberg is…

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Meets Grading

The club uses a grading system (given in brackets after the hike name) to make it easier for club members to know what expect from an outing. An outing’s grade consists of two factors that can be used to establish a outing’s difficulty – a number and a letter (e.g. 1A, 3B, 1C etc.).

The number represents the physical exertion of the outing, i.e. how physically fit you need to be to participate. This is normally a combination of distance covered and height gain (i.e how much elevation you will climb through). A low number means short distances and relatively flat walks, a high number means long walks / runs or outings that involve long and continuous ascents like climbing high peaks.

The letter represents the technical difficulty of the terrain and obstacles, i.e. how capable a scrambler / climber you need to be to participate. “A” grades are easy walks with no scrambling or climbing, all the way through to “D+” grades, which is full blown rock climbing.

If you are not familiar with the grading system use the table below to determine if a specific meet / outing’s difficulty will suite you. If unsure contact the meet convener (meets@paarlwellington.mcsa.org.za) or the leader of the specific meet.

Physical Exertion Table

Exertion Factor Description Examples
1 Flat walks like contour paths or jeep tracks. Short distances, i.e. 5 km or less. Olive Glen Blue Route, Kristenbosch, Paarl Arboretum
2 Strenuous half-day hike or moderate fullday hike. 5 – 12 km, 100 to 700 height gain India Venster, Mobray Ridge, Krom River (to last pool)
3 Full day hikes with height gain or flat runs. 12 km to 20 km per day and/or 700 m to 1000 m height gain. Slanghoekpiek from Krom River hut, Hiddingh-Ascension on Table Mountain, Jonkershoek Panorama
4 Trail runs / long fast / strenuous hikes. 20+ km per day and/or 1000+ m height gain and loss Du Toitspiek from Du Toitskloof hut, Jonkershoek Traverse, Wemmershoek Traverse, Slanghoek Traverse, Arangieskop, Hex / Waaihoek, etc.

Technical Grade Table

Technical Factor Description Examples
A Hike – Generally hands are not needed, but may be steep ascent/descent Jeep tracks, Contour paths, Routes with good paths, Platteklip, Kasteelspoort
B Moderate scrambling – Hands and arms frequently used. May be exposed, but generally does not require a rope. A fall likely to result in serious injury. India Venster, Lion’s Head, Mobray Ridge, Krom River (to last pool)
C Hard Scrambling – Steep sections of difficult scrambling where the use of a rope is recommended. Un-roped falls could be fatal. Hout Bay Corner, Table Mountain Ledges, Kloof Corner Ridge, Cascades, Jonkershoek Pieke Suidfront
D+ Rock climbing – climbing equipment and experience required unless otherwise stated. Contact leader for details. Paarl Rock Climbing Crags, Hellfire Crags, Lakeside Pinnacle, Silvermine Crag