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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    5 days of trail with lots of contributing footage, I have days of editing work ahead of me.
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    1. Angelique Trollop - Jeep Wrangler
    2. Bob Ramage - FJ
    3. Charl van der Westhuisen - LC79
    4. Johan van der Westhuisen - Defender 90 2.8
    5. Dirk Theron - LC 79
    6. Grant van Staden - Defender 90 TDi
    7. Heimrich - LC 80
    8. Robert vd Berg - Rocky
    9. Kevin Whal - Haval H9
    10. Hedgehog - FJ
    11. Jors Malan - FJ (The Challenge Master)


    This was the final group of participants.

    To each and everyone:

    Thank you all, for the best 4 wheel drive experience I have ever had.
    Thank you for your camaraderie
    Thanks for the guys cooking, and sharing..
    Thanks for the trail fixes and help with guiding (And helping to find the trails)
    Thank you for enduring the early mornings (Kevin)
    Thank you for tackling everything with absolute determination and enthusiasm - You guys did so good, we finished with the schedule, one and a half days earlier than planned... (This indicates how you all just got things done)

    There will not be another group that will do what we did in the near future (I hope to be wrong)
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    I did not plan to make a video of the groups arrival, but the route they took into the farm was scenic enough and Kevin got great drone footage so I made one anyway.
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    The trip report will most likely be published in a well known magazine...

    We will post it here after confirmation/publication
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    On Day 1 the group did A trail on their own as I had some work to complete, then I Joined them for the attempt on F trail.
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Part 2 of the F trail video will follow shortly.
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Getting to the top on F trail
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    F trail was one of the trails I had to skip portions of. Just too much for the H9. Very difficult for recoveries, no bypass routes.

    As a spectator to the last obstacles, in my opinion this was a proper test of a 4x4 and driver capability and couldn't be done without both.

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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    I do think that you could have completed F trail with the Haval, the main problems would be aproach angles on 2 or 3 places and we would have had to use the tracks. The places where the Landy had trouble would have been easier for you with your locker and TC.

    I think if we did F trail after B and C trails you would have tried it.
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    I do think that you could have completed F trail with the Haval, the main problems would be aproach angles on 2 or 3 places and we would have had to use the tracks. The places where the Landy had trouble would have been easier for you with your locker and TC.

    I think if we did F trail after B and C trails you would have tried it.
    Ditto for me...before Andrew though

    Second guessing myself...so next time I am there will give it a go
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Thanks for your efforts in posting your/our videos here Jors... Even if it is just for the benefit of us, and no one else.

    At least we will be able to access the thread later and reminiscent
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    And I hope the videos can attract further interest into your trails.
    I heard "another Carnage" being thrown around.
    Dont take anything I say as actual advice or fact. I dont.

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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Thanks for your efforts in posting your/our videos here Jors... Even if it is just for the benefit of us, and no one else.

    At least we will be able to access the thread later and reminiscent
    It is not just for the benefit of those that were there. I for one have been living your adventure vicariously through the videos and I am sure there are many more.

    Thank you to each and every participant that took footage and to Jors for the time he has taken/takes to edit and post!!
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by EttiennedK View Post
    It is not just for the benefit of those that were there. I for one have been living your adventure vicariously through the videos and I am sure there are many more.

    Thank you to each and every participant that took footage and to Jors for the time he has taken/takes to edit and post!!

    Lots of video still to come, I did not join them on C trail though, so I did not get any footage there, and they seemed to be too preocupied to take any video .
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Lots of video still to come, I did not join them on C trail though, so I did not get any footage there, and they seemed to be too preocupied to take any video .

    There is no time for video in C-Trail... Zero
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Having driven a bit with Jors on one of the trails (cannot remember the number) this has to be one of the most unique trails in the country. It really offers a lot (not even taking about the scenery).

    That area is a fantastic place, you can only do this, don't even have to do the Richtersveld track.

    Keep it up Jors! Well done to the group of guys that went out to drive this. It is far, but I believe the reward was worth it.
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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Dont take anything I say as actual advice or fact. I dont.

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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    B trail. A relaxing drive after F trail, but slowly getting everyone ready for H trail.

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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Thanks for sharing! Must have been an amazing experience!


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    Default Re: Taking on the Ga -Ma Trails (By Invite) 23rd April to 1st May 2022

    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    Thanks for sharing! Must have been an amazing experience!
    What was the best about the group was the fact that they were taking on all the trails, that is a big ask even in the 4 days set aside for it. And they were the first to attempt it.

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