Gremlins working their “magic” and a new dream is born…

Gremlins have been working their “magic” this week (if you can call it that) and they have attacked my external hard-drive that hold some of my photo’s and video’s from my Kilimanjaro trip.  Completely my own fault because I balanced it precariously on my backpack due to lack of space while studying one night and it fell on the floor (not far) but enough to do some sort of damage and it’s now not reading the drive at all. Last night I managed to get new copies of the photo’s I was missing and a copy of the video I want to put on my next “Journey to the Summit of Kilimanjaro” post but now having lost a few days work on the post you are going to have to wait a few more days before I can complete and finally post it.

It’s amazing how much work goes into one of those posts, selecting photos out of hundreds of mine and my team mates photos, resizing the videos, resizing the photos and writing my story to make the pictures come alive. Not to mention putting it all together!

So bear with me, I’m working on fixing the problem!

But while we wait for that next post, let me tell you about my next adventure.

It’s going to take just over a year + months + weeks and days of training, which has already begun.

The fire deep within my soul has been lit and the next challenge awaits.


A mountain located in the Andes Mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.

6960m ~ 22, 837 feet

Aconcagua is the 2nd highest summit to Mount Everest on the Seven Summits.

Ice axes, crampons and maybe even ropes.

With extra days worked into the expedition to allow for bad weather too.

As you will see in the remaining days of my Kilimanjaro climb, climbing a mountain of high altitude is not for the faint of heart.

You really have to dig deep.

My preparations have already started. My new packing list has started to take shape. A few new things to buy, a ‘true’ minus temperature sleeping bag is first on my list! The intention is set for January 2014.

A new dream has been born.

My best friend, Emma Walker, as always

My absolute inspiration.

Taking another step and reaching a little closer to heaven and you.

An ordinary group of friends from Cape Town.

The highest summit in both North & South America.

What promises to be…

…an unforgettable adventure.

And I hope you will all join me for the ride…

“They call you The Stone Sentinel. You have taken lives; you have changed others. I pray that you will grant me safe passage to your peak. I humbly beseech that you will let me stand on your summit to know, to touch, to behold your wonder”

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SouthAmericaPCV
    Nov 21, 2013 @ 07:03:46

    Maybe this is just the boring stuff I’d like to read about, but I’d love to know what equipment you chose. Good luck with your last preparations! I look forward to hearing about the view from the top.


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