• A new record has been set in Cape Town. Chaeli Mycroft has ascended the summit of Lion’s Head – with a little help from her friends and supporters.

    Local ability activist and winner of the 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize, Chaeli Mycroft, was diagnosed with a rare form of cerebal palsy when she was just eleven months old. Now aged 22, Chaeli is a world-famous activist, consistently breaking stereotypes about her condition by showing the world that nothing can hinder an insatiable spirit despite physical disadvantage – in the past Chaeli has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, been ballroom dancing, participated in marathons and that’s just the beginning of it.

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    Then it was Cape Town’s turn. One day after Mandela Day 2017, Chaeli, with the help of Wannabe Vlogger Adam Spires and friends, reached the peak of Lion’s Head on a blustery July day. It is indeed a first for the city and another accolade for Chaeli and her campaign.

    We are thrilled that this was achieved, with Adam Spires releasing a video of the accomplishment for us to follow their journey up:




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    Justin Williams

    Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.