Happy 2020!

The smile may still be lopsided, but it is big and happy. The good news is that my front teeth are back in place and that the stitches (especially those buggers inside my mouth) are finally about to be removed¬†ūüôŹ

Even better, I’ve banked my first recovery¬†#surf¬†of the year, and it’s time to fully focus on all the kickass #2020 missions as we kickstart a super-exciting January! First up is a remote¬†#canyoning¬†mission with @tablemountainfund within the rugged kloofs of¬†#gvbconservancy, where we will go in search of rare aquatic species. Always exciting to spend time with¬†Aileen Anderson¬†and the good folks of the¬†#grootvadersbosch¬†Conservancy¬†ūüĆŅūüĆ≥ūüźĺ

Next up is one of my fave boutique¬†#mtb¬†experiences as the¬†#oZone¬†crew saddles up to cover the¬†TransCape MTB Encounter¬†Stage Tour. This¬†#mountainbike¬†‘Journey across the Cape’ traverses the Garden Route, Karoo, Overberg and Winelands, ending in fabulous Franschhoek after seven glorious days of wild and diverse cranking. Can’t wait to shoot the breeze with¬†Lenore Collett¬†and her team¬†ūüö≤

Also so stoked to continue our booming¬†#oZoneAfrica¬†colab with¬†Zane Schmahl, plus to get stuck into a lekker¬†#theafricanadventurer¬†#media¬†project with¬†Matthew Kearns. Not too mention our fourth¬†#BeyondExpeditions¬†adventure, the¬†#BeyondBicornis¬†journey in aid of¬†#rhinoconservation¬†with¬†Children in the Wilderness. More about all of this soon¬†ūüĎĆūüėä

All in all, I feel blessed to have the calendar for the rest of #2020 pretty chockablock, too, but as always, the key will be to keep the balance right when it comes to work, family and play. So far, so good, with¬†#outdoor¬†mountain and ocean missions galore. We’ve scrambled through¬†#Boomslang¬†Caves, caught freezing¬†#Scarborough¬†waves, trekked and ran the¬†#DeepSouth¬†Trails, gone vertical at @cityrock_cpt and even saddled up the @giantlivrsa bikes for a couple of rides.

Big up to @isuzusa, @sonyalphasa, @sonyxperiaza, @FrontRunnerZA, @spotafrica, @giantbicycles, @sealandgear, @hitec_sa, @outdoorwarehouseza, @DarlingBrew, @beantherecoffee, @dripdropsa and the other brands who supported me and¬†Peter Van Kets¬†in #2019 – here’s to loads of media synergy as we roll into our next orbit around the sun¬†‚ėÄ

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