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By Bernice vd Westhuizen I have been under the impression that Scuba diving is a summer sport. It made sense to swim in warmer water. My curiosity and confusion however led me to a marvellous discovery. Turns out it is a year round sport with some amazing winter benefits - especially in our local waters. Scuba diving is about the same as eating ice-cream in winter, it is advertised as a summer activity but we all know only the brave benefit from trying something new. So now you might have some questions as to why you would consider plunging into cold...

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By Matthew Carter #DGT2016 - 4am and the bloody alarm is telling us that it’s time to get up; we have been awake all night anyway… It was at least two years ago that I had this idea that doing a Grand Traverse of the entire Drakensberg (here forth known as the DGT) would be fun. After some research, I had planned on doing it in ten days. It was just before Ryno Griesel and Ryan Sandes did their FKT (Fastest Known Time) of the DGT. Ryno said that he would be attempting a sub 45hr traverse and they proceeded to...

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By Diane Shearer I went skydiving with my cousin for her 16th birthday and it was the most amazing feeling in the world. I wasn’t just falling, I was flying. While sitting in the plane for 15 minutes going up 10 000 feet I felt anxious but calm at the same time. My cousin jumped first, one minute she was hanging out the plane and the next I saw her fall (really fast I might add) and that was the first time it actually hit me that I was doing something crazy and insane. The next 40 seconds was a combination of...

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Everything is cooler in slow motion. It is very interesting how many possibilities you get with those little waterproof cameras. Check out the different frame rates, camera angels and a bunch of great different perspectives in one of the most exciting sports you can film.

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By Stefan Kruger Last week I spoke a bit about the Wingsuit BASE scene in South Africa, this week we will be looking at Speedflying. This is an extreme sport that is a combination of paragliding and base jumping, speed flyers typically take flight from a mountain peak or hillside, then fly very close to the slope as they descend down the mountain, and some even take it to the next step and do some aerobatics while flying at high speeds. Wings can reach speeds in excess of 100km/h in the hands of the top Speed Flyers but normally are flown...

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