Red Bull Dolomitenmann

The 30th edition of this epic event was held on 9 September 2017 in Lienz, Austria. This is one of my favorite events to compete in and it was great to be back in Austria again for this (Thanks to Red Bull and also for spoiling us).  I love the town of Lienz, surrounded by beautiful mountains all around and two rivers running through it, the perfect location for an event like this. It was great to compete with a full South African team this year made up of: AJ Calitz – runner ; Bruce Zaaiman – paraglider ; Marthinus Esmeyer – Mountainbiker ; Don Wewege – Kayaker. What I really enjoy about this event is the team dynamics of bringing together all these individual sports into a team event. It was a  learning curve for most of the team whom were competing here for the first time. Bearing this in mind it went quite well with only a few hiccups during the race, like para cords somehow managing to find there way into bike cassette at handover haha!  At least everyone knows what to prep for come 2018 and get there training more focused on this event. 

Thanks to Second Skins for supplying us with team clothing and for my Paradise Adventures racing tops! 

Thanks to my amazing team mates for a great time and good memories!

 

Drakensberg – Mountaineering trip

Just a few snapshots below from a trip at the start of this winter with clients to the Drakensberg. Was the perfect weather conditions ! It is always so great to share these  places with people and let them experience amazing wilderness areas.

Hodgsons peak view Pass Escarpment IMG_20170501_103113

Adventure Trip to Lesotho / Free State / Natal

Link to an article I did below for RAW on our last adventure trip through Lesotho in thick snow. The trip encompased whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, mountaineering and some 4×4 driving to get to all these cool places. Custom trips like these are available on request. You tell us what you want and we facilitate and look after you out there in the elements.

RAWReport - Adventure Road-trip Lesotho/FreeState/Natal - Raw Adrenaline

RAWReport – Adventure Road-trip Lesotho/FreeState/Natal – Raw Adrenalinehttp://rawadrenaline.org/adventure-road-trip/If you into multi-sports, then going on holiday is always hard to decide what gear comes and what stays. Fortunately with a Defender you can fit in a lot, so another epic adventure was at hand. As usual I like doing things on impulse and nothing was planned, so my wife and I just packed …

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Marthinus Esmeyer - Raw Adrenaline

Marthinus Esmeyer – Raw Adrenalinehttp://rawadrenaline.org/athletes/marthinus-esmeyer/  Date of Birth 3 April 1982 Country South Africa City George (Best place in SA) Primary Sport MTB – XCO Other Sports Kayaking / Canyoneering / Mountaineering / Rock…

 

 

 

 

Shauna Esmeyer - Raw Adrenaline

Shauna Esmeyer – Raw Adrenalinehttp://rawadrenaline.org/athletes/shauna-esmeyer/Date of Birth 8 June 1991 Country South Africa Primary Sport Mountain Biking Other Sports Trail Running Proudest Moment Every time I push my limits, stepping out of my comfort…