Preparing for any adventure is super exciting. Mostly the planning phase starts months before, and encompasses everything from choosing what to take along, trying out new equipment, the packing process, getting our bodies in shape for that which we are about to embark on, and organizing busy diaries to open up the time. Our super informative equipment and preparation blogs, help you with some of this.
Building on the above, our clients also regularly ask whether there are specific local businesses we can recommend. We pride ourselves in the delivery of professional service, and we take the responsibility associated to making a recommendation seriously. Over time, we have come to know each of the businesses below, and we are comfortable in recommending them to you.
Drifters Adventure Centre are a premier hiking, backpacking, climbing and mountaineering store. They supply a wide range of quality gear, with the promise of giving customers sound advice from trained staff, who personally use the equipment in diverse outdoor settings. Drifters offer our clients a 10% discount on the presentation of their booking confirmation.
Most of our clients ask us about food. The immediate choice is between dehydrated and freeze-dried meals. Freeze-drying sees +95% of the moisture extracted from the food through the combination of extremely cold temperatures and the creation of a vacuum. Of the pre-packaged hiking foods, they have a longer shelf life and are the fastest to rehydrate. The sophisticated manufacturing process keeps the shape, texture, nutrient and taste integrity fairly close to the original. Our clients absolutely rave about Forever Fresh, and the feedback just keeps getting better.
If you are serious about getting fit for your backpacking adventure, we cannot recommend Coach Parry enough. Although their primary focus is on running, cycling and triathlon, their experience and science-based training advice will help you become stronger and fitter. Their YouTube channel has literally changed the game for many people.
Deciding which operator you will be climbing your big international mountain with is, on many levels, a BIG deal. Sean Disney, the owner of Adventure Dynamics, is one of the worlds most experienced mountaineering guides and the first South African to complete the Explorers-Grand-Slam [skiing to the North and South Pole and completing the 7 Summits]. Having known Sean for three decades, we are comfortable to say that you are in safe hands.
Scuttle are experts in outdoor equipment rental. They provide a great service, are easy to use, hire quality equipment and have a clear client rental contract. Importantly this business is set up on a sound distribution platform to deliver the service you need. Scuttle offer our clients a 20% discount on the presentation of your coupon number.
For our clients interested in pre-packaged hiking food at a better price point, our recommendation shifts to dehydrated meals. The Trail Food Co. whose growing range of lightweight hiking meals and multi-day food packs, including gluten-free and vegetarian options, all prepared by a professional chef, does a great job in this space. Their flavorful and nutritious meals are rehydrated by adding boiling water to the cook-in bags. The cost benefit over freeze dried meals is achieved through a less complex manufacturing process that uses only heat to evaporate 70 – 85% of the food water content.
If we train for long enough, at some point we need a brilliant physiotherapist. The practice owner of ProPhysio, Desireé Lester, is highly experienced in her field, and is further able to bring a deep practical understanding to her work in that she is also a very accomplished sportswoman. Outside of the scope of sports injury, she treats orthopedic injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal injury.
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