hello all, hope u all well ,good and keeping safe in your adventures ,i have now almost fully internalised the whole elbrus expedition ,it was an exciting expedition one which gave me even more certainty and re assurance in my alpine growth though i was droped by a gear sponsor a day before i left for the expedition i continued because that was really the mindset of the whole expedition to surpass the attitude of Gagon when he says ” S’accomplir, c’est se dépasser “that is the whole mantra and the intent behind the whole expedition to surpass beyond the circumfrence ,anyways i wrote to you now to update you on a few new exciting developments firstly land for the building of the indoor rockclimbing wall has been found ,to remind you about the organisation i have opened by name Great African Ascents here is the information as follows_
2009 January i opened a NGO by the name Great African Ascents focused on
nature conservation and youth development through mountaineering .
The organization was opened
with the intentions to provide an alternative to youth bombarded with the sometime unfortunate
burden of living in the townships where youth can loose the capacity to dream because of life
shewed with poverty and sometimes disappointments .
Practically what the organization started
doing is doing camps every Friday to Sunday instead of bombarding youth with statistics about
global warming we believe in giving them an tangible experience so the will appreciate nature
unpretentiously not because they were forced .
in future we plan to open and indoor rock climbing
wall in Khayelitsha and do consistent camps across south Africa and ultimately across Africa so
as to expand the horizons of young people simultaneously altering a open minded and healthy
mind that will benefit in the building of a positive society .
the construction of the indoor
rockclimbing wall and wellness centre will be very exciting for the organisation ,programmes we
hope to have will be martial arts,introduce circus by the help of zip zap circus ,also maybe even
have a indoor swimming pool if possible but the wall remains the most critical alongside the other
rooms where we can carry out programmes such as drama classes and dance classes so as to provide
a variety for the youngsters.
Than secondly the other exciting news is that iam now the new Brand Ambassador for Caterpillar they are now my lifestyle sponsor ,a brand im happy to be associated , a brand that is represents ,strength ,resilience,daring,perseverance all qualities that are deeply etched in all my climbs and upcoming and simply the driving and motive behind my expeditions and the very choreography of my life .
iam humbled to be partnered with a brand of such pedigree and statue and look forward to a bright relationship .
until next time keep dreaming and make sure to join the Cat new South Africa page on facebook @