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Victory for the Trailblazer SALT Senqu Expedition 2013

Jurie and Devon finished their Trailblazer SALT Senqu Expedition Yesterday at 11:25 am.  The journey that started at 8am on the 14th of December 2013 came to an end at the Seaka or Mohales Hoek Bridge a few Kilometers short of the Tele Bridge Border post, after which the Senqu becomes the Orange River.

Jurie and Devon at the end of their 530 km Senqu expedition

Jurie and Devon at the end of their 530 km Senqu expedition

Th expedition spanned approximately 530km with the first 100km being a hike up the Rockeries Pass and on to Mokhotlong. From there the guys took to their C-Kayak Toucan for the 430 km paddle to the finish.  The trip took a total of 10 days, and saw many high and low points, with the guys being pushed, and pushing to their limits and beyond.

The purpose of this expedition was to funds and awareness for a philanthropic organisation called SALT, Spirit of Adventure Leadership Trust.  The trust is geared towards educating people in leading more sustainable, proactive and meaningful lives, with the emphasis on personal and governmental leadership.  To find out more about SALT please contact info@salt-trust.co.za. Their website is currently under construction.

A full letter of thanks will be sent in due course, but to briefly send out a note of thanks to all those who have supported us throughout this expedition and experience, it would not have been possible without your support, help and trust.  Most especially of all for the valuable knowledge that you imparted to the team. There will be more follow up posts about the expedition (firsthand experiences), with an inside view into the actual Senqu valleys and the amazing scenery to be found there.


About jurie pohl

Life is what you make of it. I spend as much time as humanly possible, off the beaten track. where I do not have a choice though, I stay on the track. most of these tracks are within the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. I have been hiking and leading groups professionally for 6 years and have got well over a thousand hours under the belt. I have done more Passes and solo-expeditions than I can recall, most notably of them, the Grand Traverse. The Senqu expedition was an adventure I could simply not negate. I am sure however, that it will not be the last time I undertake a grand venture and am in fact, already dreaming of the next exploratory challenge! Milk it while you can!

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