Archive for October, 2014

Recent Articles #1

Wellington to V&A Waterfront – 97km on Crutches

Filed in Paul Steyn by on October 30, 2014 • views: 1236

There are thousands of people all over South Africa, especially in the rural areas, who have no other option but to walk with crutches to access various essential services, i.e. medical and social services. Research have shown that the average amputee in the rural areas of Kwa Zulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, have to […]

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Recent Articles #2

The Fat Kid Diaries: Week 68. High in the Atlas Mountains.

Filed in Ron Rutland by on October 23, 2014 • views: 835

Post by Fat Kid On A Bike.

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The Fat Kid Diaries: Weeks 65-67. The Fat Kid has fallen in love…

Filed in Ron Rutland by on October 13, 2014 • views: 786

After a few weeks of radio silence, Ron has re-appeared in Morocco and it seems like he is stronger than ever. Keep em wheels rolling Ron !! Post by Fat Kid On A Bike.

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Wellington to the V&A Waterfront—on crutches

Filed in Paul Steyn by on October 9, 2014 • views: 797

Post by Paul Steyn Foundation. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO

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Angelo Wilkie-Page: Expedition 720 Degrees

Angelo Wilkie-Page: Expedition 720 Degrees

Filed in Adventurers, Awe2 by on October 9, 2014 • views: 2635

Expedition 720 Degrees To be the first person to circumnavigate the globe from East to West and Pole to Pole, crossing all lines of latitude and longitude, using only human power, i.e. no motors, no sails, no solar. Website http://www.expedition720degrees.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Expedition720Degrees Twitter https://twitter.com/Expedition720 You Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNlWbuRpW6rXaaZqx79xxZQ Google + https://plus.google.com/u/0/104755775521265870574/posts This journey will take a […]

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Travelling through Turkmenistan in 5 days

Filed in De Bruyn Joubert by on October 8, 2014 • views: 1005

Only with a 5-day transit visa I did not expect to see much of Turkmenistan. I had to cover 500 km in four days according to my planning and on the 5th day, cross into Uzbekistan early and get to Bukhara at around 5pm. The border crossing took a long time, especially on the Iranian […]

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Paul Steyn

Paul Steyn

Filed in Humanity by on October 8, 2014 • views: 2244

Paul Steyn To demonstrate the mobility that a prosthetic limb provides to an amputee, to the public as well as new amputees, Paul, an amputee himself,  undertakes long distance walks to raise funds. He has walked more than 5000 km over the last three years to raise funds for the work of the Paul Steyn […]

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Siberia & Mongolia Winter Expedition

Filed in De Bruyn Joubert by on October 7, 2014 • views: 925

As the days get shorter and the winter creep closer, I’m slowly heading north towards some of the coldest and most hostile winter locations in the world, Siberia and Mongolia! I’ve been on the road, taking on this huge Around 7 Continents Adventure, for just over thirteen months now. Its been tuff and challenging through […]

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Riaan and Vasti: Cape EPIC 2015 MTB

Filed in Vasti Geldenhuys by on October 6, 2014 • views: 1119

He is celebrated around the world for his adventures. She joined him on a 6 000km journey by rowing boat from the African continent to New York. Now Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys have set their sights on a new challenge – doing the 2015 Absa Cape Epic together. Manser had decided he would “love […]

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Everyday Hero

Nick Freemantle is a 2014 Top 10 Finalist in Life Fitness Personal Trainers to watch

Filed in Everyday Hero by on October 3, 2014 • views: 1747

  LIFE FITNESS NAMES THE TOP 10 GLOBAL FINALISTS FOR 2014 PERSONAL TRAINERS TO WATCH COMPETITION Sandton, South Africa, 23 September 2014 – From the United States to South Africa and New Zealand to right here in South Africa, the Life Fitness top 10 Personal Trainers to Watch finalists may span the globe, but they […]

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Jurie Botha views: 1271

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish views: 546

  Awesome South Africans spoke to Stuart Connacher this morning, hours before Chris Bertish’s eminent arrival in Antigua. #theSUPcrossing Stuart shares his experiences after rowing the Atlantic three times and his communications with Chris during his Talisker Transatlantic crossing earlier this year with Facing It. This incredible chat with Stuart gives us first hand insight […]

3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic views: 1700

It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans. In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii. But let’s fast forward to the present: THREE – 3 Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered […]

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn views: 799

Saturday the 26th, Paul Steyn will walking in the 5km Annual Charity Hat Walk hosted by Balwin Properties and we invite you, resident of Helderberg and further afield to come join in the fun at Paardevlei. AwesomeSouthAfricans and www.SoundsAwesome.co.za will be there supporting Paul and providing the Public Address and Music in our mobile sound […]