DGT – The pioneer

Guest: Anja Louw & Justin Oloefsen

Gavin Raubenheimer is a mountain guide, author and along with his brother Lawrie one of two men who set the Drakensberg Grand Traverse Fastest Known Time(FKT) in 1999. A distance of 210 km with almost 10 000m of vert and 90% of the route above 2900 m.  It would be almost 10 years before anybody broke that record. This is Gavin’s firsthand account of setting the FKT.  He shares his thoughts on running in the the high Drakensberg, the risks, the rewards and his views on the upcoming race. This is the first episode in a series focusing on the DGT Race. Details of the race can be found at www.dgtrun.co.za.

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