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Catch up on the latest First Ascent stories, news, product reviews and event info.
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Amphitheatre

  • 16 January 2020
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  • Patrick Richardson
The Amphitheatre hike is certainly one of my favourite hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains, its scenic, its short, and it’s relativ...

Tonquani Kloof Hike

  • 10 January 2020
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  • Nolan Govender
We had reached an impasse. Behind us lay a rather treacherous ascent that none of us wanted to tackle. In front of us lay a beauti...

For the love of Lizards

  • 09 January 2020
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  • First Ascent
Dr Julia Riley is a scientist based in South Africa at Stellenbosch University. Her research focuses on the biology, behaviour, an...

A Story of Discovery

  • 01 January 2020
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  • Phillip van der Merwe
I discovered this pool by following a riverbed in the rural Windhoek area at 5:30 AM after a downpour the previous night.Most of t...

The Day Before The Summit

  • 01 January 2020
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  • Michael Dickens
It’s hot, it’s sweaty, and we are happy to arrive at Keiths Bush Camp located in the foothills of Greys pass in central Drakensber...

6 Benefits of Trail Running

  • 12 September 2019
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  • First Ascent
Tired of running around the same block or running aimlessly on a treadmill at the gym? Well, here are some of the best reasons to ...

6 Reasons to take a Hike

  • 11 September 2019
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  • First Ascent
The spring season is here, the perfect time of the year to get outdoors and start hiking. In this article, we unpack our top 6 rea...
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