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It's our bday month & we're giving away adventure books!

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Written by Bernice vd Westhuizen & Daryl-Leigh Preuss

[Updated 25 April 2017]: For the remainder of this month, the minimum spend will be R1000.

It's our birthday month... and guess what. YOU are getting gifts!

That's right... we're turning 7 this April and want to treat you! We're all about adventure, kickass gear and some inspiring local adventurers such as Robby Kojetin, Peter van Kets, Chris Bertish, Sean Disney and Vaughan de la Harpe.

So, for the duration of April, you can select one of the 4 adventure books below for free during checkout when you spend R1000 or more (you also receive free delivery).

Here are the 4 books you can grab:

Book 1: "Stoked" by Chris Bertish

About Chris Bertish:

Chris Bertish, from Cape Town South Africa, rides waves the size of four-story buildings for fun. Winning the Mavericks Big Wave International surfing event in 2010 (where the waves were the biggest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport!) as well as having a World Record for stand up paddling 320km up the South African West Coast in 2012, it doesn't stop there for Chris! He now has his eyes on paddling across the Atlantic Ocean, alone with his custom built SUP. 

"We all have dreams..If you have a dream, find the courage to follow it and have the self belief to know you can follow it Nothings Impossible, unless you believe it to be." - Chris Bertish

What's "Stoked" about:

Chris shares his story of how he traveled halfway around the world, no sponsorship involved, to outperform the world's best professional athletes on a day that changed his life, and the sport of big-wave surfing, forever. Overcoming overwhelming obstacles and pulling off the impossible in order to achieve his goals and fulfill his dreams.

"I have been fortunate to meet some quite remarkable sportsmen and women in my life. A few stand out as being beyond extraordinary, Chris is one of them. This book tells his story. Read it and marvel." - Professor Tim Noakes

You can also read more about Chris or the book here:


Book 2: "The Eighth Summit" by Peter van Kets

About Peter van Kets:

Together with his friend, Bill Godfrey, Peter van Kets made his name known by winning the Woodvale Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race in 2008. Peter was awarded the South African Premiers Award and the Eastern Cape Sports Star of the year Award also in 2008! Then in 2010, Peter was the first African to row, solo, 5438 km across the Atlantic in a 7 meter rowing boat. With this, Peter was awarded the SA Out There Adventurer of the Year 2011. Peter takes the lessons learnt within his expeditions and applies them to the business environment. 

We also had interviewed Peter, see the video at the end of this blog.

What's "The Eighth Summit" about:

Get inspired through the motivational memoirs of adventurer Peter van Kets. Visit three epic expeditions including his win at the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race in 2008, single-handedly rowing across the Atlantic in 2010, and trekking to the South Pole in 2012.

"The great challenge of the modern age is the Seven Summits: scaling the highest peak on all seven continents – but The Eighth Summit is about inspiring the human spirit." - Peter van Kets

You can also read more about Peter or the book here:

Links to their social accounts/ websites etc


Book 3: "Left Foot Right Foot" by Robby Kojetin

About Robby Kojetin:

Robby Kojetin is a professional speaker and mountaineer who was born in Johannesburg South Africa.  After a tragic accident at an indoor climbing gym, Robby changed his life from the lowest emotional state to the great heights of Mount Everest. His story is like a rollercoaster ride of triumph and tragedy. You'll be sure to have a list to live after reading his novel!

"I believe people are happiest, healthiest and most productive when they're doing the things that matter to them." - Robby Kojetin

Fun Fact: This book is signed and self-published :)

What's "Left Foot Right Foot" about:

A simple mistake at an indoor climbing gym, left Robby in a wheel chair for a year with broken ankles, ruptured tendons and permanent damage to his feet. This tragic incident brought his dreams as a mountaineer and business owner to a sudden end.

Robby shares his story about his journey to hell and back, how he went from a wheel chair to summitting the highest mountain on Earth. Be inspired with Robby's ultimate dream and how he built his life to something worth living for.

You can also read more about Robby or the book here:


Book 4: "Poles Apart" by Sean Disney & Vaughan de la Harpe

About Sean Disney & Vaughan de la Harpe:

Vaughan de la Harpe is the Managing Director of a company based in Johannesburg , the company specialises in the administration of insurance-related products. He is the first South African, along with Sean Disney, to have completed the Explorers Grand Slam.

Sean Disney currently lives with his family in Johannesburg and is the Managing Director of Adventure Dynamics International.  Sean has climbed Everest from both sides and is a two times 7 summits climber. He is also a qualified paragliding pilot, private pilot, open water diver, and cyclist.

What's "Poles Apart" about:

Written by David Bristow, the book is interview style taking you through the adventures of Vaughan and Sean who completed the "Grand Slam" in 2011. This amazing achievement involves summiting the world's highest mountains on each of the seven continents as well as journeying to the North and South Poles.  Poles Apart gives you behind-the-scenes information about what it takes to summit some of the world's highest mountains as well as the story behind the two authors overcoming such an amazing feat.

"This book is not just about mountaineering. There is the required physical fitness, the mental strength, the tortuous planning, the extreme patience (waiting in a tent in sub zero temperatures, day after day, for a window in the weather) the science, the careful choice of equipment, friendships formed, the need for tolerant wives and families, the soul searching … and, of course, the need for a good sense of humour." – James Clarke

You can also read more about Sean, Vaughan or the book here:


Not sure what to buy from our store?

Check out our deals category or perhaps some of our latest gear. Still not sure? Give us a call on 011 781 1323!

Promotion T's & C's

  • Valid between 03 April - 30 April
  • Minimum order spend R5000
  • Limited to one book per order
  • Books have to be selected during checkout

Interview with Peter van Kets:

Peter van Kets is the ultimate adventurer! He's the author of the book, The Eight Summit where he tells about his trans-Atlantic row and race to the North Pole. We're talking about blisters on his hands and the mind game behind ENDURANCE! He also talks about how to implement this in your every day life!

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