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Obtain a sneak preview of your leaders. If you would like to become a leader, please phone the administrator (011 462 2993) so that the appropriate training can be arranged. This page will constantly be updated as and when leaders, (and other volunteers who involve themselves with the club), send in their photo and relevant info - so watch this space. Alphabetical order of christian names. Here we have N-Q.
Nathalie Berquet moved to SA in June 2000 and joined the JHC 3 months later. She eats neither frog's legs nor snails! Rather a salmon filet with herbs on the braai or a tuna pasta salad. She enjoys scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean as well as hiking on various trails. Hiking in SA is for Nathalie an invigorating and great experience. Her favourite hiking trails are Holhoek and the Otter Trail. Worst hike ... none … so far!
Nick Corbin has been hiking with JHC since about 2000. He is in the IT department of a major bank, and enjoys getting away into the hills at weekends. Cannot say which is his favourite hike, as every hike is different. Enjoys leading hikes as it gives him a chance to put something back into the club, and backpacking, as it presents an opportunity to 'get away from it all' and to be self-sufficient for a couple of days. His favourite hike was the West Highland Way in Scotland, which he would never even have dreamt of attempting had it not been for the experience gained on many dayhikes and backpacking trips with the JHC. Favourite trail recipe: pasta, tuna sachet, margarine sachet (for oil), cherry tomatoes. Worst hiking experience: no such thing!
Neil Ransome runs his own engineering company. He is an ‘oldie’ having joined the club in 1981. He was on the hikes sub committee for 6 years prior to becoming hikes organiser in 2006. Neil's favourite hike is Cedarberg. Golf, golf and more golf are his hobbies. Best hiking experience is strenuous hiking in the Berg. Witsieshoek – Fangs traverse. Up the chain ladder, down Fangs, up Icidi and back to the chain ladder. Neil’s worst hiking experience was Mnweni when it rained. It took a long time crossing flooded rivers, everything was wet and the hike took an extra day. Favourite trail recipe: for lunch, tuna: for dinner, cup of soup, smash and bully beef.
Paul Menge is a sales manager for a large cable company. He has been a member of the JHC since 1992 and sees ‘leading as being able to give a little something back’. Paul’s hobbies include bowls, dancing, folk music and food. Kloof Waters is his favourite hike with the Otter Trail as his best hiking experience. Paul cannot think of a worst hiking experience (probably there have been occasions when blisters, cold or rain have taken the smile from his normally cheerful face). Favourite trail recipe: Paul is a gourmet cook so it is a surprise to learn that he enjoys a simple meal of ‘oats so easy’ and rice crispies.
Peter Burman is a relative newcomer to the JHC as he became a member in 2003. During 2006 he became a member of the JHC's hikes sub committee. He is a strong hiker and during the past 27 years he has hiked all over the world. His favourite hike is the Jan Du Toits Kloof in the Cape. Boerewors and sweet corn can be eaten on any hike. Peter is a keen gardener.
Peter Faugust has been a member of the club since 1976. He is a keen photographer and has been organising the JHC's slide shows since 1980. Peter came to South Africa from Sweden in 1969. He enjoys eating noodles and sauces for energy. His favourite hikes are: backpacking across Lesotho and the traverse over the Klein Zwartberg in the Cape.