Posts Tagged ‘Ricardo’

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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.

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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?

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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.