The MountCo First Ascent Challenge has flown by, congrats to everyone that reached their personal goals. To all the sponsors, a massive thank you for making this competition awesome!

See below where you ranked on the updated leaderboard. As you are aware the winners have been decided by a lucky draw. Kudos to those who set the fastest times on the segments.


Our Main Prize Winners have both won themselves a complete First Ascent top to bottom gear fit which includes First Ascent X-Trail Vests, First Ascent X-Trail Waterproof Jackets and First Ascent Ibex II Hiking Poles

  • Neel Breitenbach
  • Madelein Swanepoel
Most Ascents (An astonishing 43 times)
  • Therine Prinsloo (First Ascent Yak Sak)
Lucky Draw Winners
  • Andre Joubert (First Ascent Yak Sak)
  • Petro Joubert (First Ascent X-trail bucket hat)
  • Randall Meyer (First Ascent X-trail bucket hat)
  • Stewart Stiles (First Ascent Spark Backpack)
  • Morne Veitch (First Ascent Spark Backpack)
Best Trail Selfie
  • Brent family (R250 MountCo Voucher)
Segment Crowns (R250 MountCo Voucher) 
Tonnelbos climb segment:
  • Men: Rico Groenewald 25:10
  • Ladies: Cornel O'Kennedy 31:09
Tonnelbos decent segment:   
  • Bernd Lenhrad 16:02
  • Bianca Brent 19:42

 Well done to all the winners. Please come in to the MountCo shop to claim your prizes, you must do so before 24 November 2023.

Some exciting things to come:

  • Check out MountCo's amazing Black Friday Deals on Friday, 25 November
  • Our next challenge will launch soon for the month of December
  • GTR December Social Calendar kicks off on Thursday, 14 December

Please support our sponsors. All First Ascent gear is available at MountCo.