Baboons Pass 2018

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:52 am

Hi everyone

It's not a report but a video of our trip to Baboons pass done by one of the guys that joined me.
I am busy editing my own video and will add it as soon as I am finished.

https://youtu.be/ybuMQR2qqBk

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:14 am

Hallo Jacques, fantasiese video samestelling en ek hou van die hommeltuig se videos. Daardie twee dae in die pas, hoeveel kilometer was dit.
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:58 am

Dankie Hennie

Dit was so plus minus 26km.
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:30 pm

Nicely edited video. :thumbup:
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:27 pm

Excellent video! Some of those long drops on the sides gave me the creeps...

Music is excellent as well :)


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Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 am

Baie netjies gedoen!
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Very well done .A well balanced and edited trip report and very gig thank you for sharing it with us. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:17 am

Finally finished my edited video.

Here is the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkMQUzzlT4E&t=1s
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:46 am

:thumbup: Lekker!
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Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 pm

Nicely done, Jacques, excellent video :)

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:56 pm

Jacques,

Fantastic footage of the trip and awesome drone skills there too.

Interesting to note that from various reports on the pass that is seems to be very do-able to a almost car breaker depending on the weather and road conditions that is linked to it.

Also I have noticed the Prado to have done it in relative ease of terms and without any serious damage and that with factory side steps.. Really must have taken some careful driving at places.

Still one of the many discussed trails with reason as it can change in a day from good to nightmare.
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Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 am

Hi Johan

I am sure you are able to do it in almost any 4 wheel drive vehicle. (and I do emphasize ALMOST)
We had a real fun time when it started raining the Saturday morning as the rocks where very slippery.
As I experienced it, you at least need the following to be able to tackle Baboons Pass.

1. Decent ground clearance. The Pajero Sport was more than capable but we had to pack more rock for it to get over some obstacles,
and as you can see in the video it hit a rock on the bottom of the fuel tank and it restricted the flow of fuel to the engine.
2. Decent set of tyres. When it rains and gets slippery, it really comes in handy.
3. A good bunch of friends or crew to pack rocks. We spent most of the day packing rocks to be able to get over obstacles.

The Prado did good but you have to keep in mind the order of the vehicles in the convoy.
First vehicle in the line was the Jeep wit I think 33 inch tyres. It could climb over anything and only battled once.
Second vehicle was my Hilux that only had the leveling kit and rock sliders to assist it.
Third was the Prado and was stock standard. The side steps took a good beating and the rear bumper tore.
Forth and fifth the two Pajero's which only had bash plates and rock sliders.

The jeep climbed over first then I tackled the obstacle, once I battled we packed rocks and I went over.
This aided the Prado and it looks like it breezed though. After the Prado we had to pack rocks again for the Pajero.

But the main thing is to enjoy it and I would recommend it to everyone.
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