After leaving cars at the trail end, fourteen of us started walking from East Fort at 7h30 in cool but excellent hiking conditions. We climbed up the start of the path to Constantia Nek, but turned south below the cliffs and ventured along Alfie’s Track, which, incidentally, is named after a very special person, the late Alf Morris, who over the years gently inspired many young, and not so young, mountaineers and hackers!
We came down Blackburn Ravine to the contour path and along the base of the cliffs to Chapman’s Nek, from where we climbed the Peak itself – a simple but really beautiful route.
After ‘second tea’ with glorious views we wandered down to the road (Chapman’s Peak Drive) where a few cars were waiting to take us back to East Fort in time for lunch at home.
Thanks to Stefan Braun for his usual great photos and to the rest of the crew for their company and sharing a lovely morning on the mountain – and a special welcome to two new members from Durbanville, nice to meet them!