Shane and Tar­ryn Quin­nell

Getaway (South Africa) - - Travel -

Ex­treme ad­ven­ture cou­ple, cur­rently on a jour­ney to sum­mit Africa’s five high­est peaks.

For me [Shane] the Berg is a place of awe and mys­tery which was etched in my mem­ory as a child. My wife Tar­ryn and I have fallen in love with the dra­matic na­ture, and find our­selves reg­u­larly com­ing back to hike, climb and bike.

What keeps us com­ing back? Only one word truly de­scribes the Berg: epic. It’s near im­pos­si­ble to find a moun­tain range like it any­where else in the world. It is a unique, an­cient and in­cred­i­ble place.

Our best mem­ory of the Berg? Un­furl­ing our bivy sacks (wa­ter­proof sleep­ing bag cov­ers) on a plateau be­low Cathe­dral Peak, with one of the most amaz­ing views in the world, know­ing that no one else has the same view. Then watch­ing the world change through a rain­bow of colours to dark­ness il­lu­mi­nated by count­less stars. Our favourite hike of all time? The mighty Bell Tra­verse. It en­com­passes the soul of the dragon: epic val­leys and cliff lines, jaw-drop­ping views, cave sleep­ing and stom­ach-churn­ing ex­po­sure.

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