Hiking

Four mountain rescues over a twelve hour period

2019-06-28T13:49:22+02:00June 28th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SANParks, Search, Table Mountain, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway|

Union Ravine Table Mountain At 12h50 on Thursday the 27th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiking party was lost after missing the path in Union Ravine on the right face of Table Mountain. The party of six consisted of females, three of [...]

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Search for lost hikers

2019-06-19T13:02:06+02:00June 19th, 2019|Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Rescues, Search, Winelands|

Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch At 19h02 on Sunday the 16th of June 2019, the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that two hikers were overdue and lost after embarking on a walk in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Rescue Mountaineers, Logistical support, 4x4 crew as well as Cape Nature Rangers were [...]

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Hiker unfortunately passes away on Table Mountain

2019-06-15T21:08:02+02:00June 12th, 2019|Forensic Pathology Services (FPS), Hiking, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Metro Rescue, Rescues, SAPS, Table Mountain National Park, Uncategorized|

Cecelia Ridge above Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens At 11h27 on Tuesday the 11th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated when a caller asked for assistance immediately after a hiker had experienced medical complications while enjoying a hike on Table Mountain. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians and Logistical support crew responded to [...]

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Multiple callouts to Table Mountain

2019-06-11T14:47:49+02:00June 11th, 2019|Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Table Mountain National Park|

Table Mountain. At 15h48 on Saturday the 8th of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a call was received concerning a party who had found themselves off route and in an unsafe position while hiking on Table Mountain. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians, Rescue Mountaineers and Logistical support crew were [...]

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Night search and rescues

2019-06-07T19:36:30+02:00June 7th, 2019|Cape Nature, Caving, Hiking, Jonkershoek, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Table Mountain National Park, Winelands|

Wynberg Caves Table Mountain At 21h03 on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that three members of their caving party were overdue. They had been exploring a cave that forms part of the Wynberg Caves network on Table Mountain. Two Metro Medical [...]

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Peninsula WSAR recent callouts.

2019-05-29T11:03:18+02:00May 29th, 2019|AMS, Climbing, Devil's Peak, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Mountain biking, Rescues, SANParks, SAPS, Search, Table Mountain National Park, Trail running|

Constantia green belt On Wednesday the 08th of May 2019 at 11h09 the Peninsula Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker had injured himself while walking along one of the popular Constantia green belt trails below Rhodes drive. Metro Medical Rescue Technicians as well as Rescue Mountaineers were [...]

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Winelands WSAR recent callouts

2019-05-28T14:57:52+02:00May 28th, 2019|AMS, Boland Mountains, Cape Nature, CoCT Conservation, Helderberg Nature Reserve, Hiking, Metro Rescue, Rescues, Search, Winelands|

Stettynskloof  near Worcster On Sunday the 12th of May  2019 at 15h55 the Winelands Wilderness Search And Rescue (WSAR) was activated after a caller reported that a hiker was overdue. Three hikers who had been walking in the Holslootrivier area in the water catchment zone of the Brandvlei dam had split up, and when two [...]

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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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