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my journey Beyond
the Summit

Book - coming soon!

On the morning of January 1st, 2018, Andrew Patterson left his home and set off alone in the dark up Table Mountain’s infamous Platteklip Gorge. In the months leading up to this climb, he’d been retrenched and found himself at a critical juncture. He could either reapply for another position in the company that didn’t value him or take the package and forge a new start. Not only did he gamble on the latter, but he also devised a genius plan that, if successful, would positively impact the lives of thousands of struggling people. He believed he could climb Table Mountain every day in the winter rains, savage wind, and blistering heat for an entire year and use it to raise awareness of South Africa’s most depressing social issues and give hope to those ravaged by poverty. But even for Andrew, a man with a colossal heart and physically prepared for anything, the risks were severe. Nevertheless, driven by the desire to make a difference, he began the 365-day mission and almost immediately encountered challenges that would forever transform him. Andrew’s journey took him beyond the twisting singletrack and sheer cliff faces of Platteklip Gorge; it introduced him to some of the most amazing human beings on earth, exposed him to an unjust post-apartheid reality, and forced him to challenge everything he believed about himself. If you’re overwhelmed by the state of the world, or even just with what your next step should be - this book is for you.

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There may be no better way to communicate what the year was like than through images. As you read the book, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here, and see if you can get a feel for our signature touch.