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The Magic of Foothold 26 August 2017

Not too many hike leaders would have taken us on at Foothold this past Sunday. Self-dubbed the No-Name Level, we comprised seasoned hikers Johann and Truia, no-longer-seasoned Willem, Veldskoen Richard and myself, Cynthia, about to embark on only my fourth hike ever. Our hike leader, however, the inimitable Betsie, appeared undaunted by the task of getting us, her motley crew, through the many challenges for which Foothold is famous. Admittedly I am unfamiliar with the club’s leader training, but on Sunday were all, to a greater or lesser extent, the beneficiaries of Betsie’s inbuilt navigation skills, her stamina and her impressive nature knowledge. Courtesy of the latter, we got to meet t