Archive for November, 2014

Recent Articles #1

Water from the Middle of the North Atlantic

Filed in Vasti Geldenhuys by on November 25, 2014 • views: 1107

Today was such a special and beautiful day in Cape Town…We filmed Riaan & Vasti opening the container they filled when they were exactly in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean during their journey. They decanted the water into small bottles that we will have framed and given to all of our partners as […]

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Recent Articles #2

Clutching on Crutches

Filed in Paul Steyn by on November 24, 2014 • views: 3703

Sunday morning we drove through to Cape Town to meet up with Paul Steyn on his last leg (pun intended) of his 96 km walk from Wellington to the V&A Waterfront. 12 km per day, Whats the big deal? Well try it on crutches. Paul is a long distance walker for his foundation: The Paul […]

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Skype chat with Angelo 24 hours before start line

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on November 20, 2014 • views: 1205

Last night I had the privilege and honour to chat with Angelo (in Los Angeles) via Skype. The best analogy I can use to describe Angelo, 24 hours before the start of his 8 year expedition, is to equate him to a Jockey on a racehorse in the starting gate before a big race meet. […]

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Clutch on Crutch Walk – Day 1 & 2

Filed in Paul Steyn by on November 17, 2014 • views: 1902

When I decided to do the Clutch on Crutch Walk to highlight the plight of thousands of amputees all over the country, I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. This walk is difficult, extremely difficult! I left Welgeleë Plein in Wellington early on Friday morning, rearing to go. The first few […]

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Getting to the Starting Line

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on November 11, 2014 • views: 900

Angelo Wilkie Page: Expedition720Degrees Firstly, this is my first ever blog post, so please bear with me. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be writing a blog post about what it takes to get to the starting line of a double human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. Let me start off by […]

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Tunnel of Death – Tajikistan

Filed in De Bruyn Joubert by on November 10, 2014 • views: 2977

I tried looking at my hands, but could not see them, my eyes were burning, it was difficult to breath, I was standing in a pothole about the size of the bike and at that very moment thought on what I can do just to get out of this tunnel. I’m exploring the world and […]

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Thank you Africa, see you again soon.

Filed in Ron Rutland by on November 10, 2014 • views: 984

Post by Fat Kid On A Bike.

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Couple Rows Across The Atlantic Ocean

Filed in Vasti Geldenhuys by on November 6, 2014 • views: 1305

What a date! Imagine your boyfriend inviting you to go rowing with him – across the Atlantic Ocean! Riaan Manser and his girlfriend Vasti Geldenhuys journeyed 6700 miles, from Morocco in North Africa to the Bahamas, and then Miami, before arriving in New York City. It was a six-month adventure. The journey started with a simple […]

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A quick look at our Awesome South Africans

Filed in News by on November 5, 2014 • views: 1111

As I have mentioned before here, I have put this site together to draw attention to some of the Awesome South Africans we have in our country and the things they are doing that YOU as the public are not even aware of. I have compiled a brief summary below of the Awesome South Africans […]

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Eleanor & Steve Pienaar views: 758

Eleanor and Steve Pienaar (from Pietermaritzburg) are passionate about travel and running. They were the first South African couple to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 2016. On the 1st April they flew to the North Pole to run a marathon on the sea ice, at predicted temperatures of -40 degrees to complete their […]

Willie Richards views: 630

#Africantails #Mendingmamre #WheresWillie On October 13, 2017 Willie Richards set out on an incredible +1700km journey, running and cycling from Blouberg NAM to Blouberg ZA. Awesome South Africans met up with him at Milnerton beach for a chat and understanding as what and why he did this. The goal was to raise not only funds, […]

Andrew Pattersen views: 1268

Andrew Pattersen – aka – Renaissance Guy has decided that for every day in 2018, he is going to climb Table Mountain . His project is called 365 UBUNTU CLIMBS. A humble and quiet man (yes I had to boost the volume on the video below), but what an awesome guy. Within seconds of meeting […]

Jurie Botha views: 2330

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 […]