My patrol end of year hike last year... Posing with a bontebok!
And for those of you want the story:
The day started off slow as it was still in the early hours of the morning, meaning that our muscles were still stiff and the air still cold. Nevertheless as the day progressed we came to wish for the cold morning air to return. We started by hiking the golden mole trail(A small, circular steep track in the reserve), then Uketsche(A route that runs around the hill, perpendicularly to the N1, and offers a stunning view of Table mountain, the sea and the suburbs that sprawl all the way to the mother city) and finally Watsonia(A short, winding road that led up Tygerberg Hill. It was along this path that the Bontebok was spotted.) It was along the Uketsche trail that I discovered Sam's Kryptonite. Sam is a generally over the top happy British kid. (And he is actually British, not someone's grandson who identifies as British.) I literally had him begging for a break and, despite being the supportive patrol leader that the situation demanded, I admit to being somewhat amused. It is rather notable that no matter his discomfort he never stopped hiking!
Once we had passed the minor up and downs along the Uketsche trail we reached Watsonia and our ascent to the top of the hill began. For Sam, this really was an uphill battle and luckily some much needed distraction provided itself...