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2016/09/4-11Reunion Island Hike.Flo
2016/08Hiking the Kunene.Retha Willemse
2015/06/03Stappers paklys . Hikers pack listMS
2015/06/02A Stroll in the Park Instead of a Trip to the PharmacyThe Washington Post
2015/06/02Hoogste bergpieke / Highest peaksMS
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Reunion Island hike 4-11 September 2016
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Kunene Hike. August 2016
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A Stroll in the Park Instead of a Trip to the Pharmacy
The Washington Post - June 2, 2015 | By Frances Stead Sellers |
Robert Zarr is walking from his Columbia Heights medical practice toward Meridian Hill Park, talking about what=E2=80=99s going on inside his head. If you could see his brain on an MRI, he says, far more extensive = regions would be lighting up than if he were having this same conversation sitting at his desk. Zarr, a pediatrician at Unity Health Care Upper Cardozo Health Center, has a special interest in the unseen benefits of getting outside. He is the physician champion of DC Parks Rx, an innovative community health program committed to combating the woes of urban living by prescribing time outdoors. Zarr mentions obesity, diabetes and mental health disorders as he walks. It only takes a couple of kids with symptoms of ADHD to disrupt a classroom, he says, and teachers start recommending their parents talk to pediatricians about Ritalin or other medical interventions. Hence the D.C. parks prescription program. Convinced by a growing body of scientific evidence that many of the chronic scourges of city life can be prevented or alleviated by reconnecting with nature, Zarr has created an online database of about 350 green spaces in the District, from grassy triangles at the intersection of roads to swaths of Rock Creek Park. Replete with the specific data about access, safety and facilities that physicians need if they are to prescribe a stroll in the park rather than a trip to the pharmacy, it is the first such tool in the country that allows providers to type a patients Zip
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Ingestuur deur Leon Hugo. 2015/06/07
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Stappers paklys . Hikers pack list
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Hikerspacklist/Stapperspaklys Here/Hier in PDF format.
For the form/Vorm in MS Excel format, download it Here/Hier .
Onthou, afhangende van jou tipe stap en akkomodasie sal die lys altyd verskil. Dit bly egter 'n goeie riglyn.
Kontak asb die webmeerster as jy enige voorstelle/byvoegings/veranderings sou wou aanbring.
Saamgestel deur MS. 2015/06/03
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Hoogste pieke in al 9 provinsies in Suid-Afrika.
  • KwaZulu-Natal: Mafadi, in die Injasuti-gebied van die Drakensberg op die Lesotho-grens - 3 451 m; (hoogste in SA).
  • Vrystaat: Namahadipiek, geleë in die Qwaqwagebied van die Drakensberg/Maluti's - 3 291 m;
  • Oos-Kaap: KwaDuma, suidwes van Ongeluksnek op die grens met Lesotho - 3 019 m;
  • Mpumalanga: Die Berg, geleë in die Steenkampsberge naby Lydenburg -2 331 m;
  • Wes-Kaap: Seweweekspoortpiek, naby Ladismith in die Klein-Swartberge - 2 325 m;
  • Noord-Kaap: Kriegersbaken, geleë noord van Kompasberg in die Sneeuberge, Richmond - 2 156 m;
  • Limpopo: Iron Crown, geleë in die Wolkberge naby Haenertsburg - 2 126 m;
  • Gauteng: Toringkop, in die Suikerboschrant naby Heidelberg - 1 913 m;
  • Noordwes: Nooitgedacht-Wes, in die Magaliesberge naby Hekpoort - ongeveer 1 805 m.

    Southern Africa
  • Thabana Ntlenyana is the highest peak in Lesotho at 3482 metres of 11,424 feet.
  • Emlembe is the highest peak in Swaziland at 1862m.
  • Brandberg is the highst in Namibia at 2606 (8550 feet).
  • Kwahu Hill is the highest point in Botswana at 1359m.
  • Mount Nyangani (formerly Mount Inyangani) is the highest mountain in Zimbabwe at 2592m
  • Binga is the highest mountain in Mozambique and the second highest mountain in Zimbabwe at 2440m (8004 feet)

    Highest Mountains in Africa.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania and is the tallest mountain in Africa. 5895m.
  • Mount Kenya in Kenya 5199m
  • Mount Stanley in the DRC and Uganda. 5109m
  • Silien Mountains in Ethiopia. 4533m.
  • Mount Elgon between Uganda and Kenya. 4321m.
  • Atlas Mountains. (highest in North Africa.) Located in Moroco. 4165m. Also known as the Toubkal mount.
  • Drakensberg. ~3475m.
  • Jabel Marra in Sudan. 3042m.
  • Mount Mery in Tanzania. 3017m.
  • Mount Oku in Cameroun. 3011m.
    Bron: http://answersafrica.com/highest-mountains-africa.html

    Highest Mountains on each continent.
  • Asia : Mount Everest, Tibet and the highest in the world. 8850m (29,035 feet)
  • Africa:Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 5895 (19,340 feet).
  • North America: Mount McKinley(Denali) in the USA, 6168m (20,237 feet)
  • South America: Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. 6960m (22,834 feet)
  • Europe: Mount Elbrus in Russia. 5642m (18,510 feet)
  • Australia: Mount Kosciuszko 2228m (7,310 feet).
  • Antartica: Vinson Massif. 4897m (16,066 feet)
    Bron: http://geology.com/records/continents-highest-mountains.shtml

    Saamgestel deur MS. 2015/06/02
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    Health Benefits of Hiking

    For years, studies comparing exercise to physical and mental health consistently found that regular exercise increases a person's overall health and results in a longer life. Why, then, does only 15 percent of the U.S. adult population engage in sufficient moderate physical activity?
    Perhaps the answer is in how people perceive exercise. Beneficial exercise does not need to involve a long, painful and boring workout. A good workout can be a brisk 30-minute hike with the dog, or a slower one-hour hike through a local park. According to the American Heart Association, it's best to walk vigorously for 30 to 60 minutes three or four times per week. But even low- to moderate intensity walking can have both short- and long-term benefits. These benefits are numerous, ranging from controlling obesity to preventing heart disease to improving the quality of air we breathe.
    Hiking is an excellent way to lose excess pounds and improve health. According to Walking for Health, people "won't find a better way to lose weight than walking." When hiking a comfortable 1.25 km, a person weighing 68 kg will burn 240 calories in one hour.
    While heart disease is caused by more than just inactivity, the odds of avoiding this leading cause of death in America can be greatly improved by maintaining a regular walking routine. The results of 43 separate studies by Centres for Disease Control showed that by exercising, individuals significantly reduce their chances for heart problems, while those who do not exercise are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease.
    Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, plagues millions of Americans. With modern developments, medication is the most common cure, but there are other, less costly options.
    Depression and stress are common medical problems in today's world. Thanks to research on the benefits of walking, however, many people who suffer from these ailments have found a simpler and much less expensive way to feel better: walking every day.
    Research shows that what we once accepted as a natural part of growing older - decline in physical activity and strength - does not have to accompany aging.
    Osteoporosis is a bone disease which effects mostly older women who lack sufficient mounts of calcium.. Hiking and walking help reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis by increasing the bone density and slowing the rate of calcium loss, thus strengthening the bones and decreasing their susceptibility to break.
    The mode of transportation we choose every day affects the health of millions. A family that walks 3 kilometers a day instead of driving will, in one year, prevent 370 kg of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. What a difference this would make to your lungs!
    Regular exercise, including hiking, can help prevent diabetes and can protect the body from the degenerative effects of diabetes
    Many people's response to arthritis pain is to stop or decrease the use of their joints. The natural tranquilizing effect of walking helps decrease arthritic pain.
    Another powerful reason to hike doesn't involve a specific disease or a single facet of life. Rather it is life. Each time you go outside and walk, as long as you stay within your capabilities, you will come home feeling better than you did when you left. Your body will feel better. Your head will feel clearer, and your stress level will have decreased. The result? You'll want to hike again! As you notice improvements in your body and state of mind, you may also want to start eating healthy foods. With each hike you will feel better, which will encourage you to continue your new healthy habits. Don't believe it? Go for a hike, and see what we mean!
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