Mountain users have embarked on a new initiative to raise funds to rehabilitate the Corridor ravine on Table Mountain. This is a trail that takes mountain users up the Western slopes of Table mountain also known as the 12 Apostles.
In their latest campaign, Friends of Table Mountain (FOTM) stated that the trail is very neglected and in poor condition due to the lack of maintenance over several years and they have taken an initiative to rehabilitate the Corridor ravine trail as a community project with assistance from the Honorary Rangers.
FOTM is a public, mountain users’ forum with an aim to ensure the appropriate management of Table Mountain National Park by the assigned management authority in the best interests of ecology, recreational use and eco-tourism in keeping with the Park’s founding principles of an urban national park.
They said their goal is to complete the work in June 2022. “As many of our Table Mountain users know, Corridor ravine takes you up the Western slopes of the mountain known as the 12 Apostles. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Camps Bay coastlines for which the Mother City has become so famous. Unfortunately, this trail is very neglected and in poor condition due to the lack of maintenance over several years,” stated Ellie Courts, organiser and member of FOTM.
The group added that the budget for this project is R30 000 and includes procurement of materials, volunteer days to transport the materials to the site and complete some basic rehabilitation and work for a professional trail building team.
Groups such as the Celtic Thursday Trail runners have pledged funds towards this initiative and the mountain users are calling on anyone who wants to take part on this project to get involved by donating and volunteering their time.
“We are looking forward to growing this aspect of FoTM and making a real difference in making Table Mountain National Park great,” he said.
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Picture: Friends of Table Mountain (Facebook)