LETTER: Table Mountain is a dangerous climb
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Warm clothing, flares and a body warming blanket should be mandatory. Also, the ascent and descent under the cableway, known as India Venster, as well as Skeleton Gorge should be open only to those with a hiking efficiency certificate issued by the Mountain Club SA. It’s absurd that anyone and everyone can climb the mountain regardless of experience.
One wonders how many people, including the authorities, are aware that more people have died on Table Mountain than on Mount Everest. Over the years, between 10 and 20 deaths have been recorded annually on Table Mountain .
More control is needed.
* Colin Bosman, Newlands.
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