Posts Tagged ‘Ricardo’


Nightjar: “What makes a real adventure in the cape mountains?”

What makes a real adventurer? It’s a great question. The allure of wild space and wild things is powerful but we all have different relationships with it.


Tale of Two Twenty-Four-Year-Olds

Whew – we made it through our solo journey. And we didn’t even have any run-ins with Cape Leopard, get lost, or argue until we walk off in separate ways (which would be likely to combine all my fears at once)! How?


Ricardo Philander

Ricardo Philander and I had four days to get to know each other before we would be walking alone in the Cederberg wilderness. I only knew two things about him: he was 24 like me, but unlike my years of experience camping and mountaineering, he had never been camping before.