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Happy 98th Birthday Sir David Attenborough!! :D
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Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa has summited Mt Everest 29 times.

Nuff said!!
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Fransw wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:29 am Did you know...

Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa has summited Mt Everest 29 times.

Nuff said!!

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The South African Olympic team 2024 Paris. Any favourites? So who is going to Paris this year?

It is interesting how many ''climbers'' we have in the team!



Athletics: Stephen Mokoka, Gerda Steyn, Irvette van Zyl, Cian Oldknow, Akani Simbine, Benjamin Richardson, Luxolo Adams, Wayde van Niekerk, Lythe Pillay, Zakithi Nene, Tshepo Tshite, Adriaan Wildschutt, Marione Fourie, Zeney Geldenhuys, Rogail Josephs, Jovan van Vuuren, Prudence Sekgodiso

Swimming: Pieter Coetzee, Chad Le Clos, Matthew Sates, Aimee Canny, Tatjana Smith (nee Schoenmaker), Kaylene Corbett, Erin Gallagher, Rebecca Meder, Julia Vincent (Diving)

Canoeing: Tiffany Koch, Esti Olivier, Hamish Lovemore, Andrew Birkett – Nkosi Mzolo (coach), Janet Simpkins (manager)

Climbing: Aniya Holder, Joshua Bruyns, Lauren Mukheibir, Mel Janse van Rensburg – Dean Bruyns (manager), John-David Muller (official coach)

Gymnastics: Caitlin Rooskrantz – Ilse Pelser (coach)

Surfing: Jordy Smith, Matthew McGillivray, Sarah Ann Baum – Christopher Bond (coach), Rezar de Nicker (coach/manager)

Wrestling: Steyn de Lange – Jan Andre Roets (coach)
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Fransw wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 7:51 pm It is interesting how many ''climbers'' we have in the team!
The 4 in that list are the Africa quota qualifiers (1 male and 1 female in each discipline).

Final qualification rounds are only end of May/June, and we have 2 more climbers with a fair chance of qualifying (although I think only 1 will try).
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Fransw wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 7:51 pm The South African Olympic team 2024 Paris. Any favourites? So who is going to Paris this year?

It is interesting how many ''climbers'' we have in the team!



Athletics: Stephen Mokoka, Gerda Steyn, Irvette van Zyl, Cian Oldknow, Akani Simbine, Benjamin Richardson, Luxolo Adams, Wayde van Niekerk, Lythe Pillay, Zakithi Nene, Tshepo Tshite, Adriaan Wildschutt, Marione Fourie, Zeney Geldenhuys, Rogail Josephs, Jovan van Vuuren, Prudence Sekgodiso

Swimming: Pieter Coetzee, Chad Le Clos, Matthew Sates, Aimee Canny, Tatjana Smith (nee Schoenmaker), Kaylene Corbett, Erin Gallagher, Rebecca Meder, Julia Vincent (Diving)

Canoeing: Tiffany Koch, Esti Olivier, Hamish Lovemore, Andrew Birkett – Nkosi Mzolo (coach), Janet Simpkins (manager)

Climbing: Aniya Holder, Joshua Bruyns, Lauren Mukheibir, Mel Janse van Rensburg – Dean Bruyns (manager), John-David Muller (official coach)

Gymnastics: Caitlin Rooskrantz – Ilse Pelser (coach)

Surfing: Jordy Smith, Matthew McGillivray, Sarah Ann Baum – Christopher Bond (coach), Rezar de Nicker (coach/manager)

Wrestling: Steyn de Lange – Jan Andre Roets (coach)
Are there any 'Social Climbers' included ?
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Olympic rock climbing was only introduced in 2018 as an Olympic sport. There are 3 disciplines in Olympic rock climbing bouldering, speed and lead. It has become very popular since then. In speed climbing the best athletes scale a 15m wall in less than 6 seconds!

Take a look at this. Yoh!! :shock:

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Speed is boring. Try boulder:



Also, 2nd last round of Olympic quals happening now on the Olympics channel.
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Fransw wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:29 am Did you know...

Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa has summited Mt Everest 29 times.

Nuff said!!

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Some guy just did it 30 times, don't know if it was him or someone else.

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Whirly wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 7:16 pm
Fransw wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 9:29 am Did you know...

Mr. Kami Rita Sherpa has summited Mt Everest 29 times.

Nuff said!!

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Some guy just did it 30 times, don't know if it was him or someone else.

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The world's biggest common rale diesel engine is in the Maersk cargo ship Emma. Its a monster weighing 2300 tonnes. The 14 cylinders can produce over 100 000hp and 7 000 000Nm of torque. Redline is 102rpm! :lol: Pushing the 150,000 tons giant ahead at a blistering speed(for cargo ships) of 30 knots.

Amazing!!
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There are more than 10 000 Tomato varieties in the world!

How is this for useful info?! :mrgreen:

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Shooting a gun does not make you a badass, But shooting an arrow from the back of a horse, with no bridle, no saddle, all while jumping over a 2' hurdle does. Meet the original Mustang Sally!

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Fransw wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 2:42 pm Did you know...


Shooting a gun does not make you a badass, But shooting an arrow from the back of a horse, with no bridle, no saddle, all while jumping over a 2' hurdle does. Meet the original Mustang Sally!


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