I’ll be summiting 7 mountains (+1000m) in 7 days this week for charity. The purpose is to raise R1 for every 1m (vertical) climbed. Total funds raised will go to the Lonwabo Project for a special needs school and playground to aid movement for disabled children in Mfuleni, Cape Town. Please donate or climb your bit for disabled children. Move for those who can’t. Join my Strava Club 7summits4SC or donate via Givengain 7 Summits for Starting Chance.
What is Grand Raid Pyrenees?
Grand Raid Pyrenees is a festival of trail running and takes place in the small village of Saint-Lary-Soulan in the French Hautes-Pyrenees. Best known as a ski resort, but revived in summer when 6000 trail athletes arrive for some mountain air. Bars and cafes line the main street, Rue Vincent Mir, which makes it especially hard to run pass. To the west, the Néouvielle National Nature Reserve has high-altitude lakes, granite outcrops and pine forests. Trails lead around the shore of the reserve’s Lac de l’Oule, which is ringed by peaks. Read More
What is Skyrun?
Skyrun is a 100km foot race over the Witteberg mountains at an average altitude of 2000m above sea-level. It is tough, relentless and challenging, and for this exact reason hundreds of runners come together in the small town of Lady Grey to test their faith and courage against the toughest challenge known to any South African Trail Runner. We suffer, sweat, share laughs and tears for up to 30 hours in some of the most remote places on earth. We dehydrate, get altitude sickness, vomit, get sunburned. We learn that our heads are stronger than our bodies, we pick ourselves up out of despair, run forth, jump fences, make new friends, see amazing views and test our gear against the elements of nature. We do this all for one reason: To finish and be a known as a “Skyrunner”!! Read More