“The idea came from Lion’s Head being a weekly hike routine which I enjoyed as a way to stay in shape in nature.
“I was doing it so often that I had friends asking me if I’m trying to break some record. I never thought of there being any records but the idea of setting something did interest me.
“After much brainstorming, my friend Eugene Borckenhagen and I came up with the term the Lion 500, which meant doing 500 summits in 475 days and creating awareness among the Cape Town community.”
“I aim to complete the 500 summits by December, 31. I have made 119 summits thus far,” he said.