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Luna Peak & Winterbach

Leader: Don Jepson 29 March 2022 Luna Peak & Winterbach

We experienced the Cederberg at its best in ideal hiking conditions. Our full compliment of 16 climbed Winterbach Peak (1536m) on 29 March and then Luna Peak (1675m) on 31 March. A day spent in-between at Tuitjieskraal was made special by Tillie Burger showing us a vantage point where we had an amazing panorama of the main Cederberg summits.

The 12km Winterbach route requires less of a walk-in compared to Luna Peak and is made circular by ascending Tierkloof and descending via Eerstekloof. We encountered light rain on the way back – the result of a cold front that gave us the superb hiking conditions!

Luna Peak, the highlight, was done on a wind free day – this made negotiating the heavily mushroomed rock summit a lot easier. The summit cone was barely large enough for a group photo.

On our return we visited Luna Tunnel that cuts through the summit block – this provided a shady lunch spot. After hiking for 15km we returned to Earth and our cars!

The 3 day meet was filled with camaraderie enhanced by the wonderful Cederberg experience.

Don Jepson
Don Jepson

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