Team Tane go to new heights in a Jimny
ADVENTURERS Tarryn and Shane Quinnell set the standard for minimalistic, Africabased outdoor adventures.
In 2014, Team Tane ventured to Mount Kenya to raise funds for the leadership skills development charity Gold.
This year, the duo will up the ante by taking their 2011 Suzuki Jimny, called Badger through 10 African countries, where they will climb Africa’s five highest mountains.
“During our travels across the world, we realised that there are still a lot of misconceptions about Africa. We want to use this adventure to showcase the friendly, vibrant, luscious Africa that we have come to know, and we are counting on our Jimny to help us do it,” says Shane.
Shane and Tarryn call their adventure Africa Sky High, and Suzuki South Africa has taken the naming rights to the eigth-month long adventure.
The Suzuki Africa Sky High adventure will see Team Tane travel through South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Angola and Namibia — often on less travelled roads in search of stories and pictures that will help showcase the friendly and exciting Africa that they have come to know.
During their trip, Team Tane will attempt to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (5 895 m), Mt Kenya (5 198 m) and three peaks in the mighty Rwenzories: Mt Stanley (5 109 m) and Mt Speke (4 890 m) on the Uganda-DRC border and Mt Baker (4 844 m) in Uganda. The adventure starts on Staurday.
André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto South Africa, said the couple chose Suzuki Jimny, which at R256 900 remains one of the most affordable ladder-framed, lowrange enabled off-road vehicles in the South African market. Suzuki South Africa will also report on the adventure on Twitter and Facebook.
Tarryn and Shane Quinnell will adventure in a Suzuki Jimny in Team Tane.