Mountain rescue

2008-06-26 00:00

Johannri Engelbrecht is an experienced hiker who knows the Drakensberg. “I’ve been hiking there for years,” says the Johannesburg-based psychologist. On July 4 even experience wasn’t going to prevent an accident.

It was just after midday. Engelbrecht’s partner Aubrey Blecher together with Kobus du Preez, a friend and leader of the hike, stayed with her while the others walked down the mountain to where they could get cellphone reception and call for help.

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