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Post 8 years of research, this is a definitive book detailing in a personal from the heart way, a description of the Hottentots Holland mountain rim.


Letting the reader into and to understand the HH mountain rim, its trails, history, legends, caves, rock art and rock scrambles and climbs.


It gives a detailed account of rock art from the cape to the HH mountains. As well as giving the most detailed account yet written regarding the Gantouw pass (wagon trail) and the story of the people and wagons that used it.

A Guide to the Hottentots Holland Mountain Rim by Steve Chadwick

SKU: 9780639746241
  • Steve has been active in the mountains for over 60 years. Along the way he has made over 150 first ascents on rock and ice and the first ascents of three arctic mountains. 


    Steve was the leader of the 1973 East Greenland Expedition which made the first ascent of the 2,000m south-east face of Ingolfsjeld. In 63 high grade pitches over five days. A technically difficult landmark climb which remains unrepeated.


    He is a qualified summer and winter mountain leader and was a member of a Scottish Highlands Mountain Rescue team for 15 years.

    Since coming to the Western Cape Steve has been busy on the local hiking front, being hike master of the Gantouw hike club from 2018 to 2020. Along the way he developed a fascination for the history and trails of the local mountains, and this book is the result of eight years of carful research. He has had articles published in climbing club journals, monthly climbing magazines, National mountaineering journals, travel and Scottish interest magazines. He has also written a book on Loch Ewe in WWII – the gathering place for ships about to make the dangerous convoy journey to Russia.


    As a member of four PAAC’s (Protected Area Advisory Committee) Steve is a passionate believer in the right of access to our mountains and is part of a pressure group which campaigns for the reopening of the many trails currently closed by CapeNature.

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