Discovery George Mountain Ultra Trail – Day 1

Mountain Days are always Magic Days, but you can bet your ass they don’t come much better than the annual Discovery George Mountain Ultra Trail. The action kicked into flat-out mode from the 5am start of the 60km, and there’s been no let-up… in fact, there are still a few #trailheroes fighting cramps & #sleepmonsters out there on the final stretch of #GeorgeMUT

Kudos to Zane Schmahl Wikus Van der Walt and the incredible EcoBound Mountain Events crew for pulling off another cracker #trailrun event, hooking Discovery South Africa as a sponsor, and for showing massive year-on-year growth.

#DieOom had one helluva day in those rugged #outeniqua peaks, hoiking the Sony Professional South Africa #sonyalpha kit around for a good 30km (that’s according to my Garmin #Instinct, and we know they never lie)!

The real heroes are the trail runners though – there was some insane descending and gutsy climbing in the shadow of #CradockPeak. And SPOT Africa, always great to know your #SpotAfrica tracker is right there if we ever should need it!

Final tip of the #trailcap to Arbour1 Guesthouse in the heart of #George – great place to stay if you want total tranquility and be close to the trails

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