Hiking

Easter weekend mountain rescues.

2019-04-24T11:17:52+02:00April 24th, 2019|Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Nursery Ravine Table Mountain On Friday the 19th of April 2019 at 12h35 the Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had suffered an ankle injury close to the top of Nursery Ravine above the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Rescue Mountaineers, Metro Medical Rescue Technicians and SANParks Visitor Safety [...]

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All night rescue of a critically injured hiker, and a K9 is saved.

2019-04-08T13:07:31+02:00April 8th, 2019|CoCT Fire + Rescue, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues|

Lion's Head Cape Town On Saturday the 06th of April 2019 at 18h25 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that an injured hiker was stuck near the summit of Lion's Head. WSAR teams who were at the tail end of their rescue standby shift at the Cableway Charity [...]

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Night search on Table Mountain for lost hikers.

2019-03-31T21:57:41+02:00March 31st, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain|

Table Mountain National Park On Saturday the 30th of March 2019 at 20h00 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that three hikers were lost. The visitors aged between 24 and 32 from Johannesburg were unable to find their way off Table Mountain. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident Command [...]

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Injured German tourist assisted on Table Mountain.

2019-03-28T12:37:50+02:00March 28th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain National Park|

Table Mountain Cape Town On Wednesday the 27th of March 2019 at 13h19 the Peninsula Wilderness Search and Rescue was activated after a caller had reported that a 57  year old German male had suffered an ankle injury while walking in the Table Mountain National Park. The information received was that the patient was close [...]

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Injured hiker airlifted off Lion’s Head in the Table Mountain National Park Cape Town

2019-03-26T23:04:11+02:00March 26th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Lion's Head, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Lion's Head Table Mountain On Tuesday the 26th of March 2019 at 15h06 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a 27 year old Belgian female hiker had injured her ankle near the summit of Lion's Head. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident Command vehicle and crew was tasked [...]

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Four mountain rescue responses in the Western Cape over the long weekend.

2019-03-25T15:10:53+02:00March 25th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Mountain biking, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain National Park, Winelands|

Boland Mountains Sir Lowry's Pass On Friday the 22nd of March 2019 at 11h39 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after the race organisers of a mountain biking event called for assistance. One of their male competitors had taken fall at a steep section of the stage. He had sustained a leg [...]

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Critically injured hiker airlifted off Lions Head.

2019-03-20T15:55:25+02:00March 20th, 2019|AMS, Hiking, Lion's Head, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Lion's Head Table Mountain On Tuesday the 20th of March 2019 at 07h35 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a person in their party had taken a bad fall just below the summit of Lion's Head in the Table Mountain National Park. The Metro Rescue Mobile Incident [...]

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Lost hikers guided to safety.

2019-03-19T08:59:55+02:00March 19th, 2019|Devil's Peak, Hiking, Table Mountain National Park|

Devil's Peak Table Mountain On Sunday the 17th of March 2019 at 18h51 the Peninsula Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) was asked to assist when a caller requested help after he and his wife became disorientated while hiking along one of the routes on Devil's Peak in the Table Mountain National Park. The visitors from [...]

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Multiple callouts keep rescuers busy.

2019-03-15T13:13:56+02:00March 15th, 2019|Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Table Mountain National Park|

Kasteelspoort Table Mountain On Wednesday the 13th of March 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated thrice by the Western Cape Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to respond to separate incidents in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). At 17h12 the Peninsula WSAR was asked to deploy to an access point on the [...]

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Hikers helivaced from a trail in the Cederberg Mountains.

2019-02-26T10:03:56+02:00February 26th, 2019|AMS, Cape Nature, Cederberg Mountains, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues|

Cederberg Mountains outside Citrusdal On Monday the 25th of February 2019 at 10h42 the West Coast Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated to respond to the Cederberg Wilderness area after a call for assistance was received. A 17 year old female from Kuwait had injured her knee while on a multi-day hike in the [...]

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