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22 December 2014

Summit of Mt Vinson Massif

I had been dreaming of standing on the continent of Antarctica ever since I was a boy in England and

to stand at its highest point was very special. More so was the fact that I got to phone my wife to be

from the summit, got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. I intend on returning to this

continent in a few years to trek to the South Pole.

 

21 November 2013

Summit of Carstensz Pyramid (with Werner Berger)

Carstensz Pyramid became the toughest of the 5 mountains which I summitted to date. It is a

technical climb but the summit day took a mere 12 hours. It is the 6 day trek through the Jungle just to get to

Base camp and the 4 day trek out which is the killer. I am most proud of this summit of them all.

 

21 June 2012

Summit of Mount Elbrus

Number 4 of the 7 summits. Don't let anyone tell you that this is an easy mountain to summit.

I became quite emotional when I eventually saw the summit as a result of pure exhaustion.

Absolutely loved Russia and hope to return one day.

 

17 June 2011

Summit of Mount Denali

Mount Denali is without doubt the toughest mountain that I have ever summitted. It is a trecherous

and unforgiving mountain but I am extremely proud that I made the summit. All Glory to God.

3 of the 7 summits conquered!

 

16 June 2011

High camp (17 200') on Mount Denali

I will never forget spending 6 nights at high camp on Mt Denali. The weather was playing

havoc with us. On the final day we were either going up or down and thank the Lord

that the weather turned in our favour and we would head for the summit.

 

2 January 2011

Summit of Mount Aconcagua


 

 

 

 

Mount Aconcagua will always have a special place in my heart. I spent Christmas, my 40th

birthday and New Year on the mountain. Glory to God for guiding me on this expedition and

for keeping me safe.

 

9 April 2010

Polar training in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway

I spent three days and two nights camping out in the snow and skiing cross country whilst

carrying a back pack and pulling a pulk. Longyearbyen is 1 300kms from the North Pole and

a perfect training ground for the South Pole Expedition.

 


October 2001

Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Kili was the first of the 7 summits. I love Africa and I had no intention of embarking on a

quest to conquer the 7 summits. This is evidenced by the fact that it took me another 9 years

to tackle my 2nd mountain. All I wanted to do was to stand on the roof of Africa but I am so

glad that I didn't leave it there.

 


October 2001

Mount Kilimanjaro

I found Kili to be extremely tough. Most people I meet claim that Kili is a walk in the park.

Granted, I wasn't as fit in 2001 as I am now but one must never underestimate any

mountain. I have a feeling that I just might climb this mountain again one day.

 

 

Publications

November 2011 - Accountancy SA magazine - MaD CA (SA) - An update

Accountancy SA have done a follow up article about The MaD CA which was published in its November issue of the magazine. The article can be found at http://www.accountancysa.org.za/resources/ShowItemArticle.asp?Article=MaD+CA(SA)+-+An+Update&ArticleId=2325&Issue=1110

June 2011 - Accountancy SA magazine - Making a Difference - The MaD CA (SA)

Accountancy SA have done an article about The MaD CA which was published in its June issue of the magazine. The article can be found by

clicking here.

5 June 2011 - The Sunday Times - South Pole the pinnacle for this 'mad' CA

The Sunday Times have done a story about The MaD CA which was published on 5 June 2011. The newspaper was intrigued and inspired by this Chartered Accountant who was doing these seemingly MaD things. The article can be found at http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article1101953.ece/South-Pole-the-pinnacle-for-this-mad-CA

28 March 2011 - GettingFit - Interview with The MaD CA