It is with great sadness that we learn of more mugging incidents in our mountains.
This is an ongoing trend, and the Hikers Network would like to convey our support and well wishes to all those who have experienced these unfortunate infringements on their privacy while enjoying the outdoors.
The recent violent attacks on Noordhoek Beach and Kalk Bay mountains have left more questions than answers as to how this trend will change.
None of the members of the Hikers Network have suffered as a result of such crime recently, however, they have in the past been subject to having their bags and equipment stolen while out climbing, as well as having their vehicles broken into while responding to mountain rescue calls.
We strive to engage with the other user groups in the outdoor fraternity, as well as with the authorities and NGOs who work in this field.
It is very unfortunate that the public and outdoor users are more and more having to look behind their backs when hiking in our mountains, which is supposed to be a sacred place for us all to enjoy.
We wish that the latest victims will have a speedy recovery, and that the wrongdoers are brought to book.
Please continue to make use of our SafetyMountain Tracking service.
Be out and be safe.