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  1. One of the best extreme (I guess) experiences I've had was Reverse Travers - Kloof corner difficult - Frodo's journey (with other caches on both ends & in between but this gives you the backbone of the route up Table Mountain). The Kalbaai caves are also great but they're definitely in second place for an air-loving upper-terranean like myself. The Darkness Beacons outside Robertson is also up there with the best.

    Don't have a clue about their D/T ratings but they will encroach on your comfort zone and are extreme fun that's for sure!

  2. Even if you as a visitor have a valid permit and have signed an indemnity Sappi can still be held liable should anything happen to you while you are on their property.


    This is the bane of our modern lives... mad.gif Almost every corporate & government decision can be traced back to this in some form or another.


    Kudos to you for trying. The few attempts I made to discuss caches and CITOs with officialdom has left me completely demotivated - I don't have the strength to duplicate my work frustrations in one of my hobbies.


    OK, I feel better now, back to enjoying those places accessible to us all! biggrin.gif


    Who-ha! Maybe I can eventually combine biology with earth caching...


    Biomineral Single Crystals

    These are biomineral crystals found in a sea urchin tooth. Geologic or synthetic mineral crystals usually have flat faces and sharp edges, whereas biomineral crystals can have strikingly uncommon forms that have evolved to enhance function. The image here was captured using environmental scanning electron microscopy and false-colored. Each color highlights a continuous single-crystal of calcite (CaCO3) made by the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata, at the forming end of one of its teeth. Together, these biomineral crystals fill space, harden the tooth, and toughen it enough to grind rock.




    From Discovery Magazine.


  4. Jeez go away for a few days and look what you lot are concocting! Would love to join but unfortunately the 8/9th is my only option...dry.gif The 15-17th is a long weekend - we'll be away huh.gif (but make my vote a "secondary" one as I'll have surgery on the 3rd and might not even be able to do something so strenuous 6 days later).

    If Andy goes this weekend we can still reserve the date for a group assault of a different kind... ph34r.gif

  5. "No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?"

  6. The Great Front-face Traverse Extravaganza


    We'll be meeting at the start of the Pipe Track on Tafelberg Road at 6am on Sunday morning.

    Weather is looking good, no rain and a light breeze predicted.

    Temperature on top of the mountain max. 12 degrees - bring a warm top.

    Also a Cable Card or Wild Card if you have either, for the cable car down.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.


    OK after much consideration (and praying for bad weather)... I'm in! Hope it doesn't change into the "Great red-face reverse" for me...


    Please tell me Mr Pooks is just kidding around here and that this is not what's to be expected...




    See you there - I think...!


  7. I am in the process of placing a PT....


    I hope that's a joke Doc?


    Has 'Doc crossed over to the dark side?

    I bet it will have a lot to do with physical power... and maybe a bit of intellectual as well...

  8. Met apologie aan Jan FE Celliers


    Dis die blond,


    dis die blou:



    dis die veld,


    dis die lug;


    en 'n cache onder 'n brug -


    dis al


  9. Frodo's Journey: 3 November 2012


    I will be visiting Cape Town once again in the hope of securing my 2000th find on Frodo's Journey! The date is Saturday 3 November and some company (and hike leaders!) would be much appreciated. I haven't done any of the caches on route to Frodo's Journey yet, so some careful planning (and possibly some luck) would be needed to ensure that Frodo gets my 2000th smiley.


    Any takers?


    Might unfortunately not be around that weekend, but if I am, I'd like to join you, so please include me in the discussions.

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