Hex River Traverse

November 2016

The Hex River mountains run from Worcester across to Ceres. The traverse starts above Worcester and traverses across to the Waaihoek peaks before dropping down at the Hoare hut. Our traverse allowed for two special nights out in the mountains, with two hard days of off-trail hiking across some of the most beautiful mountain top terrain in the Western Cape.

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 Thomas Hut. Home for our first night above Worcester. Built by the Worcester section of the Mountain Club of South Africa in 1930 when Eddie Pells realised the Fonteintjiesberg were good for skiing after a heavy snowfall. The hut is named after McL Thomas, who was chairman of the Worcester Section at the time

Thomas Hut. Home for our first night above Worcester. Built by the Worcester section of the Mountain Club of South Africa in 1930 when Eddie Pells realised the Fonteintjiesberg were good for skiing after a heavy snowfall. The hut is named after McL Thomas, who was chairman of the Worcester Section at the time

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 Stu looking across at the landmark Woolworths building

Stu looking across at the landmark Woolworths building

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 Perry Refuge. Built in 1956 as a refuge to mountaineers travelling through these potentially treacherous mountains.

Perry Refuge. Built in 1956 as a refuge to mountaineers travelling through these potentially treacherous mountains.

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