“I’ve walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Passage, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of creating Africa’s first Mega-Trail.”

- Jay Simpson, National Geographic Young Explorer

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Running and bashing my way through 30kms in one day hurts so good.


AUDIO STORY: To Walk Into The Storm

“You are privileged to walk this.” It’s amazing how such a simple statement ripped me apart…


Goedgeloof Hut

Uninspiring but utilitarian — this shelter may not be what I wanted, but it offered what I needed.


An Easy Way to Ruin a Perfectly Good Trail

4,5 • 4 • 3,5 • 3 • 2,5 There is no reason inside numbers. What meaning do they truly have here?


Hike Marloth Nature Reserve

Open trail is all I can see from where I stand to where the trail slips over the horizon of the mountain. Slender and soft compared to the large mountains and sharp protea bushes, the trail crosses the mountain range with ease. Still alone, but I feel like I hike Marloth Nature Reserve with a friend.