“Country Style: Going Trad in South Africa.” Climbing Magazine. December 2008.
“How badly can you want it? I’m in the bed of a “bakkie” (South African for pickup truck), with snail shells raining on my head. They’re the former inhabitants of a topper covering four people, climbing gear, and three days of food in a two-seater Nissan Hardbody bouncing north out of Cape Town toward Tafelberg. It will be our ninth of 10 stopovers in the world’s vastest sandstone and quartzite paradise. We — Julia Niles, James Q Martin, Tristan Firman, and I — left Cape Town during Friday rush hour. We’ve moved just 40 miles in two hours…”