Team Tane go to new heights in a Jimny

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING - — Wheels Re­porter.

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.

PHOTO: MOTORPRESS

Tar­ryn and Shane Quin­nell will ad­ven­ture in a Suzuki Jimny in Team Tane.

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