Cape Town - Andrew Patterson, from Sea Point, Cape Town, climbed Table Mountain every day in 2018 to raise funds for three non-profit organisations: Habitat for Humanity, One Heart for Kids, and The Sunflower Fund.
Through the wind, rain, freezing temperatures and sun, Andrew was committed to his cause and hoped to inspire South Africans to make a difference and look out for their fellow man.
On New Year’s Eve, Andrew took his last step in a yearlong journey that totalled 2 429km including 262km of vertical climbing (equivalent to 71 Mount Everests) that took more than 964 hours to complete.
“It is hard to put into a few words what this year has meant to me, This entire experience was even greater than I ever imagined. I’ve developed a greater understanding of listening to my own inner voice, intuition and gut,” Patterson said.
Throughout the year, Andrew was accompanied by 738 climbers, from around South Africa and abroad, lending their support to his cause.