Archive for December, 2014

Recent Articles #1

Happy xmas from the Fat Kid!

Filed in Ron Rutland by on December 18, 2014 • views: 1211

It’s been a somewhat frustrating couple of weeks seemingly crisscrossing the Mediterranean in order to balance my goal of seeing as much of Africa as possible with that of staying relatively safe; but at the end of the day, as normal, things have a way of working themselves out. With the eastern Algeria door closing, […]

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Recent Articles #2

SUP: 24 Hour Open Ocean Distance World Record

Filed in Chris Bertish by on December 17, 2014 • views: 1026

The new Word Record attempt will follow on from his Guiness World Record he completed last year December for 130.1km paddled open ocean, un-assisted in 12 hours straight, from  Kommetjie, to Saldahna, up the West Coast of South Africa. In January 2015, Chris plans to break the current 24 hour record of 157km/97Miles and try […]

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Chris Bertish

Chris Bertish

Filed in Adventurers by on December 17, 2014 • views: 2041

Chris Bertish The first and fastest, solo, manpowered, Transatlantic SUP crossing ever The SUP Crossing is a project which we launched in August 2012, planned to take place in November 2013; however, due to sponsorship restrictions, we have had to postpone the start date to November 2015. 8 000km of open ocean, from Morocco, to […]

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Around Africa : Woman Alone

Filed in Jo Rust by on December 16, 2014 • views: 1110

Meet Jolandie Rust, affectionately known as Jo, who inadvertently became the first woman to circumnavigate the entire African continent riding solo on a motorcycle. Really, it wasn’t her original plan, but circumstances changed her goals, just a bit. From pedal power to motor power, Jo tells a story about overcoming fears and living her dream. […]

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Jo Rust

Jo Rust

Filed in Adventurers, Awe2 by on December 16, 2014 • views: 3198

Jo Rust First woman in history to have ridden around the entire African continent on a motorcycle. Solo! Modern day adventurer, explorer, author and speaker. In 2011 she cycled from Cape Town to just beyond a town called N’Zeto in northern Angola before having to return home as a result of an armed robbery. Jolandie, […]

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Getting in to the “Groove”

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on December 9, 2014 • views: 900

I am writing this blog from my tent in Humboldt State Park, California, completely surrounded by giant redwood trees. At this time, I am the only person in the entire park – it’s still bear season and its pouring with rain. To date, it has been an incredible journey and I am still trying to […]

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Leaving Los Angeles on 2 wheels

Filed in Angelo Wilkie-Page by on December 1, 2014 • views: 757

Track Angelo live on his 8 year expedition as he attempts to be the first person to circumnavigate the globe both East to West and North to South. – http://my.yb.tl/Expedition720degrees or visit his Home Page

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Jurie Botha views: 1425

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: 645

  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: 1793

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: 901

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 […]