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9 Peaks Challenge, Team Nevarest, trail running, Greg Avierinos, Ryno Griesel, Ruan van der Merwe

Dream team conquers South Africa’s nine highest peaks

The dream team of Greg Avierinos (OCR athlete) Ryno Griesel (ultra trail runner ) and Ruan van der Merwe  (adventure racer) set out at 4am on Wednesday, 23 August. They had a very specific goal – to summit the nine highest peaks of South Africa in the fastest known time. The 9 Peaks Challenge has been around for longer than most people realise. It has been attempted by numerous teams and individuals since the Republic of South Africa went […]

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Under Armour RTT, hiking shoe, review, Go Multi competition, hiking, trail running

Win Under Armour Horizon RTT hamper (CLOSED)

Introducing the Under Armour Horizon RTT for runners who make the trail their second home. This impressive new shoe is specially designed to provide cushioning, comfort, and protection for long days on the trail. You’ll be able to get the most out of your run on a wider range of trail surfaces.

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Griffon, Hi-Tec Griffon, hiking, Sportsmans Warehouse, walking, shoe review

Hi-Tec Griffon women’s hiking shoe review

If you need to break away from the day-to-day routine, slipping these shoes on to take on some rugged trails (without too much planning) is ideal. With their superior and quality design, you’ll be confident and comfortable on both easy and technical walks.

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Adventure TV comes to South Africa

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers can look forward to non-stop action on South Africa’s only 24-hour outdoor lifestyle and adventure TV channel. Wild TV Africa will cover a variety of different outdoor pursuits that will entice mulitsporters and  nature lovers alike. From mountain biking, adventuring and hiking for the more active, to camping and fishing shows for the wilderness lovers. Wild TV Africa, which is launching on Friday 31 July on OpenView HD (Channel 153), […]

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2013 Red Bull X-Alps: The Epic Story

By Red Bull. The 2013 Red Bull X-Alps proved a record breaking race for the athletes. Here, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary edition in all its pain, heroism and glory. “My legs are shot” says Jon Chambers (GBR) as he tucks into a bowl of soup at the summit restaurant of the Zugspitze, the fourth turnpoint in the Red Bull X-Alps, and Germany’s highest mountain. “It was a tough three hour climb, with lots […]

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First Ascent Nucleus Review

When we showed the Lizard’s new 28-litre daypack to an internationally competitive adventure racer, his first remark was that it was far heavier than models he races with. But he also said that top-end AR packs sacrifice strength for lightness and their flimsy materials disintegrate after two 500km expedition distance races. Essentially you’re pitting a burn-out-fast sports car against a go-on-forever 4×4 overland vehicle if you compare them. This isn’t a pack you’ll run trail […]

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First Ascent backpacks 2011

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FIRST ASCENT artemis

First Ascent Artemis LOCAL HAS BEEN A MANTRA OF SA COMPANIES FOREVER but it’s amazing how many products are still not produced by SA-owned companies. Hydration packs have traditionally been imports from US companies, barring a few low-volume home industry attempts. Enter First Ascent and its new range of MTB and trail run backpacks, and that looks set to change.

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