Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year Bring it ON!!!

December 31, 2011

  Happy New Year Coolamon

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Nonceba Project by Hout Bay Rotary

December 30, 2011

One of the most heart wrenching places to visit in Cape Town is the Nonceba project. It is also a place of hope for the future of these young children who have been traumatised by the “virgin cure”. Please read the web sites below: Nonceba Web Site Ashley Kaimowitz Here are some photographs taken during […]

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Hout Bay Rotary Club

December 26, 2011

Cheers to Butch and Lyn We visited our twin club Hout Bay at the end of the adventure and what a time we had with these wonderful people in Hout Bay.  Their South African hospitality was second to none and we wanted for nothing.  None of us will forget the way we were made to […]

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Snow on the Equator

December 23, 2011

Coolamon Rotary Summit day on Mount Margherita. Seven of us started out to climb this mountain for the children of Africa and two made it to the top. Here are some photos of the day Moses and Fred made it. Both Moses and Fred now want to join Rotary and I hope they will. Moses […]

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Mathare Fashion Parade

December 23, 2011

Probably the highlight of the trip for most of us was the welcome we received from the beneficiaries at Mathare.  The children, vulnerable and at risk children, orphans in the most part.  It was these children that we supported in 2007 by climbing Kilimanjaro through RFFA’s orphan Rescue project in conjunction with Hope World Wide. […]

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Mountains of the Moon Crossing Streams

December 23, 2011

Some of the timber ladders provided to cross raging streams were very dicey but strong you just needed to trust your guides.

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Climbing through rain forest

December 23, 2011

The Mountains of the Moon Team going through rain forest. Hats off to the porters who carry 22 kgs with incredible strength up steep slopes of slippery rocks and mud. These are strong men who earn very little and are rewarded with tips from the climbers. I hope their lot improves as more people go […]

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Bwindi Gorillas

December 20, 2011

Part of the Mountains of the Moon adventure was a visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The visit was arranged by the Rotary International Fellowship of Gorilla Trekking. This gorilla is a young black back.   Ruhondeza an old man of 40 years a Silver back and Silver Backs rule OK! He was that close […]

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Made it!

December 13, 2011

Team member Fred Maddeen of Bathurst (right) atop Mt. Margherita with guide Moses Kashumba, the only climbers to complete the Mountains of the Moon climb.  Look for a full account from John Glassford later…

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