Kalk Bay Extreme Caving Event (29 Sept)
Thursday, 29 September 2016
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Kalk Bay Caving Event
|Date : 29 September 2016 - Thursday.
Time : 07h00 to 07h30.
Reason : Quick get together for those who want to join the hike up Echo Valley to do some Caving at 07h30.
Hike Leader : Matthew Dickason.(MattEnMel)
Medical Staff : Level 3 & 5 Medic
Maximum cap : 10 people
Note : Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.
|Various hikes will be lead by local geocachers during the time you are in our beautiful City. There are different hikes to suit everyone, from the Sunday-walk-the dog-to-the-park cacher, to the craziest extreme adrenaline junkie, and everybody else in between. Pick a hike that suit you, and come and enjoy a walk with us on the mountains of Cape Town. Have a look at the hike rating to get an idea of what kind of hike you can expect. Take note of what you need to bring along for the hike you choose. @Safetymountain will be informed of all our hikes, and will assist in case of any unforseen situation. Every Hike leader will have a first aid kit with him/her as well. Please log your will attend in advance.
|An innocent looking path leads from the Silvermine parking area towards the mountains above Kalk Bay. About an hour of gentle uphill hiking will bring you to a scenic lookout point that makes it all worthwile. The chatter of birds will be the only sounds you hear (apart from your huffing and puffing, of course). Then the real fun starts. Boomslang Cave invites you to explore its dark, narrow passages. Robin Hood Cave and Tartarus also demands a visit. This adventure is for hardcore cachers only, the kind that has a steel backbone, and do not know the word fear. Will you dare to enter the dark underworld of the Caves above Kalk Bay?
This hike is rated 2Cc (see Hike Rating Image) - Hike duration: 8Hrs
|Your Hiking Checklist. - Essentials.
1) Hiking Boots or Good Tekkies (Not Crocs or Sandals) and Synthetic/Wool Socks.
2) Sun Protection - Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Sunglasses.
3) Insulation - Warm Jacket, Long Pants (Even though the weather is mild this time of the year, it can change rapidly either way) and a Wide Brim Hat (Heatstroke and Sunburn is a very real danger)
4) Illumination - Headlamp or Flashlight (plus extra batteries)
5) Nutrition - Lunch and Snacks (Energy bars/chews/trail mix)
6) Hydration - 3 Liters of Water !!!
9) Cellphone - fully charged.
10) Kneeguards and Elbow pads
Your Hiking Checklist. - Optional.
1) Camera or Helmet Cam.
2) Quick-dry Towel.
3) Trekking poles.
5) Toilet paper - you never know.
Caches along the route : (bookmark)
||CROWS NEST PORTHOLE
||THE MINES OF MORIA
||PATHS OF THE DEAD
||INTO THE ABYSS
||AMPHITHEATER, KALK BAY
||CHILEAN MINE RESCUE
||KROON SE BOS
Participation in this hike is entirely at your own risk. The Cape Town 2016 committee and/or the hike leader can not be held liable for any incident arising, such as injury, illness, damage, loss, mishap, accident or any other occurence, during the hike, including travelling to and from the event. Before setting off on the hike you will be asked to sign an indemnity agreement.
The hike leader reserves the right to refuse an individual from partaking if he/she feels that such person will endanger him/herself and/or others on the hike.
[This event is open to all Geocachers. The hike afterwards is optional, and is not part of the event ]