‘Making Of’ Category

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Boot Update: Worn

Vasque Boots are tough — but my soles were turning to butter. The culprit isn’t all the rocks I walk across, it is all the dead vegetation I am stomping down.

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Back of a Bakkie

I find myself in the back of a bakkie (pick-up truck) because I failed to remember that I needed to plan a ride to the start of my adventure.

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Now the Real Adventure Begins

I keep telling myself “It’s as simple as walking from Montagu to George…” but I know this might me impossible.

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81 Meals Packed and Ready

This is breakfast, every day, for 27 days… Yummy?

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Sunburns & Wear and Tear

Lesson to be learned: protect yourself from the elements and conditions of your walk — cause the Rim of Africa ain’t your typical walk in the park.

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My Top 5 iPhone Apps for Adventure

Apps for modern backpackers, urban travelers, and even astronauts to get un-lost, document and share their journeys, and enjoy the adventurous life.

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Live-Blogging Fail

Live tweets, photos, and video from expedition teams on far away mountain peaks now the norm — but not here on the Rim of Africa.

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Gear, gear, gear, and more gear!

I may not travel light, but I sure as hell know how to pack a backpack.

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Scouting Weekend on the Rim of Africa

The Western Cape of South Africa is home to some very impressive mountains that stand as rocky monuments above the cape vineyards and farms.