Hi, I’m your climbing guide

Justin Lawson

I’ve been a climbing guide for more than 25 years. I was formally introduced to rock climbing by a friend from Scouts when I was 11, but my mom will tell you I had already started climbing by the time I was three year old.

After high school, while I was studying Information Technology, I worked as a climbing guide and instructor and as river guide. In 1996, I qualified as a SARA Level 1 river guide and in 1997, I completed my Level 3 First Aid Certification. A couple of years later, in 1999, I became one of the first people in South Africa to qualify as a Single Pitch Supervisor.

I am never happier than when I am out climbing mountains. I love helping other people to explore and enjoy the crazy craggy beauty of the Cape.

Justin Lawson is a registered Adventure Guide (Tourist Guide Registration number: WC 7055). He holds a First Aid Certification and is fully insured for operating as an abseil and climbing guide.

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