50km of trail running over two days in the northern Drakensberg is not to be sniffed at. There’s a certain regularity about the stories of hikers and other adventurous visitors biting off more of these mountains than they can chew, often with dire consequences.
I asked Ryno Griesel, co-holder of the record for the fastest ever traverse of these mountains, for advice on staying safe in this tough environment.
#CountryRunner Meets Ryno Griesel 1: Drakensberg Safety from Country Cyclist on Vimeo.
*Keep an eye out for video 2, where Ryno advises on how to select the right trail running shoes.