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Pimple Traverse – Table Mountain

Leader: Don Jepson 25 Feb 2021 Pimple Traverse – Table Mountain

We set off in a roaring SE wind suitably timed to blow the Covid away! The start of the traverse was reached in good time and the wind settled down to a gentle breeze, shielded by the sheer cliffs above us. The views along the coast and towards distant horizons were most rewarding, but we had to keep our concentration focussed along the narrow ledges. After conquering the ‘step around’ rock obstacle near the end of the traverse we found a sheltered tea spot in Victoria Ravine. Then followed the steep ascent of Victoria Ravine to be met again by the roaring wind. The descent was a ‘rock and roll’ in the wind and we chose to forgo lunch in the interest of escaping the strong wind. The 13 of us arrived back at the cars at 1pm.

Donald

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