As a life-long wildlife specialist who has spent the last 13 years tracking and researching the 2 million wildebeest that form East Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the Great Migration, Carel Verhoef is at the coalface of conservation in the region. He will be leading the 7 Summits Africa Challenge team along with top African mountaineer Sibusiso Vilane, who has summited the highest peaks on each of the 7 contine
Like something out of a Lord of the Rings novel, the mountains loom large in front of us. Shrouded in cloud they appear other-worldy; a playground for monsters and fairies and grand adventures. And it is adventure we are seeking, although hopefully more of the snow and skiing variety and less of the mystical creatures sort.