Suicide Gorge Dec 2008

I walked Suicide Gorge for the 5th time yesterday with a group of 12 people.. “Tour-guide Joe”. I only knew 3 of them at the beginning of the day.. so I made a few friends in the process.

It was an awesome day, perfect weather, cool people, lots and lots of fun.. good way to spend a public holiday.

This must be the best day-trip you can do in the Western Cape.. the kind of thing you really need to do if you live in Cape Town. Nice exercise.. man against nature, with a bit of adrenalin to keep you sharp.

As Richard said, he really can’t figure out why people live in Cape Town if they don’t go on adventures like these.. they could be in London making much more money with crap weather to make sure they don’t feel guilty about staying indoors. We feel for all the mouse-clickers that will never experience this.

We noticed a few more frogs than last time.

I’m a bit stiff today and I’m sure everybody slept well last night… babies don’t sleep this well.

This was freedom. I felt more alive than I’d ever felt. I wasn’t host to cancer or blood parasites; I was the little warm center that the life of the world crowded around.

And I slept. Babies don’t sleep this well.

Every evening I died, and every evening, I was born.

— Fight Club

Suicide season is open 1 November to 30 April, so I’ll plan another trip early in 2009.

Pics are at the usual place.

2 thoughts on “Suicide Gorge Dec 2008

  1. Hi Joe, need some help here as well. planning a walk but would love to get a guide to lead us. would you be intrested at an fee to do this with us. group of guys, somewhere in april over a weekend. Thanx. Renaud

  2. Hi Renaud

    I’ve done the Suicide Gorge walk twice this season already.

    I need a bit more variety (-:

    ..but I’m pretty sure I’ll do it again next season.

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