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Thomas Bain, su­per­vis­ing hun­dreds of con­vict labour­ers, did such a thor­ough job build­ing the pass that it with­stood thun­der­storms and snow­falls for more than 120 years. In 2017, how­ever, a ma­jor fire fol­lowed by a flash flood caused a sec­tion of the pass to sub­side. When the flood re­ceded, the painstak­ing work of re­pair­ing the pass be­gan. R30 mil­lion has been ear­marked for the project and the pass has been closed un­til fur­ther no­tice.

HOW? Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 24 – 70 mm lens, shut­ter speed 1/1 000 sec­ond, aper­ture f2.8, ISO 125.

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