Ryan

"You don't ever conquer a mountain. You are permitted to stand on it ..." - John Muir

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Sharing the outdoors with Max & doing some weight training for the Himalaya’s πŸ‘ŒπŸ½βœŒπŸ½#GHT2018

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Throwback to that one time I tried to convince @nicholas_dlamini (behind my right shoulder) to become a trail runner. He told me β€œI want to be a professional cyclist & ride in the Tour de France.” I am stoked you are chasing your dreams bru. I am so proud of what you have achieved but most importantly that your are still the same humble & caring Nic I met back in 2011. Nicholas is currently wearing the King of the Mountain jersey at the Tour Down Under, his debut World Tour. πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
πŸ“·: @muzikstation

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Great Himalaya Trail training on Table Mountain ⛰️ Conditions were a little warmer and the air was a little thicker than what I can expect in the Himalayas πŸ˜‚

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Rocks & Ladders. Throw back to 2014 Drakensberg Grand Traverse with @ryno_griesel πŸ€˜πŸ½β›°οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ
πŸ“Έ: @kelvintrautman | @redbullza

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Sunday morning vert with @kanereilly1 πŸ”πŸ€˜πŸ½ Kane busting out a β€˜fanny pack’ & me, my trekking poles - the Trail Running hipsters would have been disappointed with our style πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜‚

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A fun lap on Table Mountain with the β€˜Trail Bieber’ πŸ€™πŸ½ Ampt to do a few adventures out to those mountains in the distance 😎 πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ= @kanereilly1

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Hanging out with the cool kids πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

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Ryno and I will be attempting to set a FKT on the Great Himalaya Trail in early March. This is by far the biggest challenge of my life 😎
The Great Himalaya Trail attempt is a single long distance trek from the west end of Nepal across to the East end, covering a staggering 1406km, with 68 500m of ascent and 70 000m of descent, a distance that takes roughly 5 months to walk. There are currently more people who have walked on the moon than those who have completed this entire trail! β€œI am really excited, but also a bit nervous to be attempting to run the Great Himalaya Trail with Ryno in a few weeks’ time,” says Ryan. β€œThis is going to be, by far, the greatest challenge of my life. I have never covered a distance (in one go) this far on my own two feet. There are so many unknowns we are going to have to deal with along the way, but that I guess is what intrigues me most about the challenge. This distance is so great and the mountains are so big that I have not quite gotten my head around the project yet. The plan will be to take it day by day and adjust our strategy accordingly!” The current FKT was set by fellow South African Andrew Porter in 2016, who completed the challenge in 28days 13hrs 56min.
The Great Himalaya Trail is not a single trail but rather a combination of various trails in either the upper (GHT High Route) or middle (GHT Cultural route) districts of Nepal stretching from the west to the east (or vice versa) end of the country. Ryan and Ryno will traverse the route combining the High GHT and Cultural GHT to challenge the current recognised FKT, whilst self-navigating the best possible route to link up the 12 required check-points as set by Andrew. β€œI am extremely excited and humbled by the opportunity to share the Himalayas with Ryan in such a cool adventure,” says Ryno. β€œResearching a project of this scale, I am nervously aware that we simply cannot prepare for everything and that we will have to rely on the foundation of our friendship built from previous β€œepics” to find solutions on-the-go and carry each other through! I am really looking forward to it & we will take it day by day – looking after each other!” All details in my bio.

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Who is keen for a run? πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ”οΈ
#TimeToPlay πŸ“·: @dean_leslie | @thewanderingfever

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The weekend scramble 🀘🏽πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ
πŸ“·: @craigkolesky

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Morning adventure up Diablo πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β›°οΈ
#TableMountainFKT

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Big mountain ⛰️ small people πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
#CityofCapeTown

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Cape Town summer πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ β˜€οΈ #TimeToPlay
πŸ“·: @dean_leslie | @thewanderingfever

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New year new goals. My two major goals for 2018 are: 1. To run the Great Himalayan Trail with @ryno_griesel. Ryno & I hope to better the current fastest known time of 28 days along the 1400km trail, across Nepal. We plan to start on the 1st of March 😎 2. My second goal for the year is to have a good run at Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. I have not had much luck there so here’s to 2018 being a good one on Mont Blanc!
What are your 2018 dreams & goals?
πŸ“·: @kelvintrautman

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My best nine from 2017. What a year! Cougar trophy’s, running home, being a Dad & so much more. Thanks to my family, friends, supporters & dream givers for being a part of my journey & making it all happen! Happy happy & all the best for 2018 πŸ€™πŸ½βœŒπŸ½

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A fun morning on the #TableMountainFKT route πŸ€™πŸ½

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The Bell πŸ›ŽοΈβ›°οΈ
#TimeToPlay

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2017 has been epic! I can’t wait for 2018 🀘🏽 Check out the rad @redbulladventure highlights video (link in my bio) featuring Western States 100 πŸ€™πŸ½
πŸ“·: Joe McCladdie

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It’s been rad but looking forward to heading home tomorrow βœŒπŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½β›°οΈ
πŸ“·: @dean_leslie | @thewanderingfever

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Running somewhere In the Drakensberg ✌🏽😎
πŸ“·: @ryno_griesel

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Merry MerryπŸŽ„πŸŽ…I hope you have an awesome day with family & friends ✌🏽

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24 hours in the Drakensberg ✌🏽

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Exploring Mauritius βœŒπŸ½πŸοΈβ˜€οΈπŸ‘ͺ

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Today’s play ground ✌🏽

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Getting arty on this morning’s run with @vanhaywood πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ˜Ž

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How was your weekend? It looked like there was a lot of #TableMountainFKT action going on ... check out the link in my bio for all details 🀘🏽
πŸ“·: @craigkolesky | @redbullza

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Today’s mode of transport ✌🏽🐠🏝️

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Chilled out ... πŸοΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ½βœŒπŸ½

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It’s the weekend & time to get FKT’d ... Check out the link in my bio to run my new #TableMountainFKTπŸ˜ŽπŸ€˜πŸ½β›°οΈ
πŸ“·: @craigkolesky | @redbullza
#SuuntoRun

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My new #TableMountainFKT is live 😎 Check out the website link in my bio. It’s from Rhodes Mem to the summit of Devil’s Peak & down again. See you out on the Mountain β›°οΈβœŒπŸ½
πŸ“·: @craigkolesky | @redbullza
#GivesYouWings #TimeToPlay

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