Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pieke - Twin Peaks in Jonkershoek Reserve






Niall joined a local mountaineering club for a walk up the Twin Peaks at Jonkershoek Reserve, not far from our house. The group started at 7:00 am and ended at 7:00 pm! They were up the top at about 11.30am, but took a more meandering route down again! 12 hours and 15km of Spectacular hiking/climbing to the summit of Pieke.

The climb started with some steep rock scrambling along a river and then got interesting with some nice exposure. This route would be impossible to figure out without a guide. At one point near the summit, we had to pass through a tunnel/arch to exit the mountain for the descent. Wonderful ocean and mountain views from the top (1500m).

The group was very international including American, Libyan, German, French, Namibian and Niall.

3 Comments:

At 8:11 am, Blogger Diana said...

Love the pics, and I like the comment about all the different nationalities and Niall.

 
At 10:38 am, Anonymous Sue Rankin said...

It sounds like you're all having a fabulous time on your big adventure. I'm so happy for you all! Hope everything continues to go well, and that the work issue resolves itself soon. xxx

 
At 10:20 pm, Anonymous Nigel & Debbie said...

Sounds like you're making everyone envious of your adventures, keep enjoying. Keep up the photos and News I love it, take care.

 

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