Fourteen of us set out from Eustegia Way at 07h00 in perfect and unusually calm conditions; the ocean was eerily flat and stayed that way all day. We had an easy pace to the Bos400 via the rocket house and enjoyed a leisurely beverage break with distant views of a southern right whale. The scramble up the ridge was managed by all in various degrees of ease, assisted by slightly cooler conditions as a fog rolled in gently from the west. Whilst the three youngsters visited the sheer face viewpoint, the rest of us headed slowly up to the old radar station. We had our lunch stop short of the planned venue whilst waiting for the slower members. Refreshed by lunch, the principal fragment made off for Suther Peak whilst three of the party chose to go down the easier escape route. The main group crossed the vlakte, chuffed up the peak base and scaled the top with aplomb. After enjoying the 360 degree views, all 11 took the adventurous chimney route including the ‘brooms and mops’ tunnel. After rejoining the path, a relaxed descent had us back at the cars at 15h15; only one large beer after the escape artists who had an easy and uneventful walk down.