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9 Peaks Challenge

The 9 Peaks Challenge includes the ascent of the highest point of each province of the Republic of South Africa. To successfully challenge a category record the challenger/s need to adhere to all applicable rules. The clock starts at the foot of the first peak and stops on the summit of the last peak.

About 9 Peaks Challenge

The 9 Peaks Challenge has been around for longer than most people realise. It has been attempted by numerous teams and individuals since the Republic of South Africa went from four to nine provinces in 1994. ​During March of 2011 the first solo non-stop journey was undertaken by Kobus Bresler. He successfully completed the challenge after numerous mistakes, frustrations, scary moments and most importantly, a super adventure.


9 Peaks Challenge - Rules

The objective of the 9 Peaks Challenge is to successfully ascend the highest point of each province of the Republic of South Africa, and in the fastest possible time. The 9 Peaks Challenge is a test of endurance and includes travel on foot and on the national roads network.

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Fastest Known Times

The 9 Peaks Challenge is divided into seven categories. Each category has its own fastest known time.

Scroll through the categories and FKT's on the listed page.

The various categories are defined on the rules page.


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