Fishriver Hike - May 2012

Want to stretch those legs? Get out of your Hilux and take a hike. Breath some fresh air. If you are interested in hiking post it here
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:21 am

pietpetoors wrote:Sorry Andy, by dikkes I did not mean you, was "talking" to JVDS
I am just editing my post all the time so you must refresh to see the rest
On worries Pieter, I understood that immediately ....... (no-one in their right mind would ever call me 'Dikkes' when at 70kg I weigh the same as my dog! :D: )

I've just seen the 're-freshed' report, nice pics, very scenic, and memories that will stay with you forever! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:12 am

Geluk Pieta.Bly julle het dit gemaak.

Watter groen goed het jy om jou enkels en watter stap skoene gebruik jy?
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:22 am

That looks really great Pieter... Would you do it again? or was it that tough?
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:40 pm

Very nice, Pieter! I would have loved to do everything you did........ except hike! My left foot is no longer suitable for long hikes but I will be with you in spirit!

Thank you for the most interesting report :)


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Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:38 pm

Would you do it again? or was it that tough?
Yes, will do it again, can't wait for the next one.
Tough? not as tough as I thought it would be, but the last 3 hours of the 5th day was tough. Not because of the terrain but because after 5 days of walking you feel it on the legs and the bag gets very heavy even though in reality it is lighter than when you started.
Next one will be 6 days because I want to spend more time recording proper data and I want to take a proper camera with to take proper pictures. In 5 days you just walk and you do not really have time to think.
Watter groen goed het jy om jou enkels en watter stap skoene gebruik jy?
Daai is kamaste, in Ingels roep hulle dit "Gaiters". Dit keer dat sand in jou skoen inval. Sand in skoen = blase op toon.
Ek kon nie te koop kry wat ek gesoek het, toe maak Desiree (ons nuwe PA) dit vir my.

Skoene glo ek net in een soort en dit is Jim Green. Hulle word daar in Natal vervaardig oppad PMB toe. My vorige stel het 6 jaar gehou, die stel is nou 6 maande oud.
As hulle eers ingeloop is weet jy nie dat jy skoene aan jou voete het nie.
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:51 pm

Maybe the next one I will join you.... Only tough one for me is that down section on the first day, not too crazy about heights... Last time I was at Hobas walked the first little section and stopped dead in my tracks... very scarry... Anyway am still working on getting fit for next years Argus, so sure will be fit for your next hike.. remember 6 days = an extra days food.... more weight.
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:44 pm

Elmi also have hoogtevrees. What is that in English?

Even with here scare of hights she went down. That si why it took us 2.5 hours. The manual says it should take 40 minutes to 2 hours.
Our main aim on the first day was only to get down and everything thereafter was a bonus

One day's extra food is only about 1Kg, if so much. Food is very light
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:52 pm

I think if they have a crane to lift me down the first section, or a helicopter to lower me into the canyon I will be sorted... in English its just "fear of heights".. Problem is I just freeze up and can't move.. totally irrational, but we will see. Next time you plan it I can rethink it and fitness levels, would love to get those photographs there... But obviously camera equipment is limited because of the weight... Eish..
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Weight and dust
I could live with the weight but in order to protect my camera I would prefer to put it inside my bag. That would mean having to take off your bag each time you want to take a proper photo.
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:36 pm

pietpetoors wrote:Weight and dust
I could live with the weight but in order to protect my camera I would prefer to put it inside my bag. That would mean having to take off your bag each time you want to take a proper photo.
Always a tough one.. you want the best camera to get the shots, but conditions make the risk of damaging the camera and lens high... My debate when I take photo's at extreme 4x4 events. Anyway glad you are keen enough to do it again, it must have been a worthwhile trip...
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:17 pm

nice Pieter would like to do it again some time maybe a hilux gtg
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:42 pm

Glad to hear you guys made it safe, thanx for pikchas and a lovely report, would love to join on the next one :thumbup:
Well done :clap:
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:57 am

in English its just "fear of heights".
The actual word is "vertigo" ...... an English lesson for the day. :laugh2:
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:16 am

Mud Dog wrote:
in English its just "fear of heights".
The actual word is "vertigo" ...... an English lesson for the day. :laugh2:
Vertigo is a sensation of spinning while stationary.
Acrophobia is actually the "fear of heights" ....
Guess how I know :lol:
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:50 pm

Probably 'cos of the same reason that I know...! ;)

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:16 pm

Oops sorry ... thanks for the correction and lesson, Roy .... I have neither 'disorder', ... but I see I do get confused at times! :laugh2:
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:26 pm

Hmmmm...where is the rest of the report, I was just getting into it...... :wink2:
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:31 pm

Eish, will work on it again tomorrow, today was hek tiek
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:44 pm

pietpetoors wrote:Eish, will work on it again tomorrow, today was hek tiek
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: reg so verstaan, net gewonder wat het gebeur verder ;-)
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OOOOMS wrote:
pietpetoors wrote:Eish, will work on it again tomorrow, today was hek tiek
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: reg so verstaan, net gewonder wat het gebeur verder ;-)
x2 :thumbup: looking forward
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Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:00 pm

Finished, you can go read the rest :beach:
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Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:54 pm

Thanks for the informative report and pics. Well done Pieter and Elmi!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:43 am

Dankie Pieter, nice report :thumbup:

Die kerk (links) agter langs die rooi en wit huis is waar my ouma gedoop is :thumbup:
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