Fire Escape

I have been trail running for 10 years and have had some amazing adventures all around our country. I always try to be run prepared for anything, so we carry extra food, warm gear, and of course cellphones.

But when facing a runaway fire in the Drakensberg mountains this year, I realised that sometimes you have to rely on instinct, quick thinking, and a little bit of luck.

On Saturday 18 August, a group of 10 trail runner friends set off from Injisuthi Camp. It was a beautiful morning, and although the predicted wind had started blowing, it wasn’t too bad. Between us we had plenty of Berg and trail running experience. This wasn’t our first adventure, but it was my first run at Injisuthi.

After a few kilometres, our group split up into those running to the top and back and those sticking to

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