Shane and Tarryn Quinnell
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.