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Cableway charity challenge 

post-challenge reflection

 I did it! 7 repeats up Platteklip Gorge. It was tough, especially the last few repeats. Thank goodness for the cable car transfer down the mountain each time. This saved my knees and quads from a brutal punishment. We all raised a lot of money. 10 percent of the funds went to Western Cape Search and Rescue, whose volunteers rescue people from the mountains. This is true (the recuing part) because a few years ago, my friend (let's call her Ruth) and I were rescued off Table Mountain after we wandered way off the trail in the dark and onto some ledges. These two gentlemen were part of the rescue team.

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The guy on the left said it was his best rescue mission yet, and his favorite memory was of Ruth abseiling in a sundress with their headlights shining from below. Ruth was mortified, and I wondered if the redness in her cheeks (both on her face and bottom) was from embarrassment or the lights shining up on her bottom. He even remembered Ruth's first words after he came around the rocks to find us: "Don't step in the poo."

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Climbing Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge 7 times, covering a total ascent of about 4200m to raise funds for Abalimi Bezekhaya, Funda Kuyne, and Mother City Kitchen.


For every donation received, 10% will be contributed to Wilderness Search and Rescue, a volunteer rescue service that saved my friend and me a few years ago. 


6 May 2023

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Cableway Challenge hikers reach R1m target

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Participants in the Cableway Charity Challenge have from sunrise to sunset each day to hike up to the top of Platteklip Gorge before taking the cable car back down, to start the ascent again.

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