Posts by Tony
Table Mountain - a mountain for all seasons
I woke up one Saturday morning and looked out the window. The day was grey, cold and depressing. The cloud hung thick and low over the mountain, coming right down over Tafelberg road.
The Aussenkehr Desert Extreme
On 22 September 2010, 28 athletes gathered under the unsettled desert skies to take part in the inaugural Aussenkehr Desert Extreme.
A lifelong passion for mountains
As a climber and mountaineer, the longer you live, the greater the chance that you will see loved ones lose their lives in the mountains. But it is the thrill of climbing these peaks that makes us feel truly alive.
T. P. Stokoe The man, the myths, the flowers
T.P. Stokoe The man, the myths, the flowers
By Peter Slingsby & Amida Johns
Published by Baardskeerder cc
Review by Tony Lourens
Climb now, work later!
It was 4pm on a moody Thursday afternoon. I looked out my office window. The sky was streaked with all shades of grey.
The Rock Master after-party
What is it like to celebrate with some of the world's best rock climbers? Mountaineer Tony Lourens finds out at the prestigous Rock Master after-party in the Sarca Valley in Italy.
A Blue Moon in King
It was a blue moon on the last day of 2009. People all over the world celebrating the dawn of 2010 in many different ways.
The good outstrips the bad!
I was looking up at the third pitch of an eight-pitch Dolomite classic above the Sella Pass.