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Leaders R-Z
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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 R-Z

Robbie MacDonald is an engineer.† Joined the club in 1997. He was vice president of the JHC during 2004 and 2005 and he is presently chairman (2006-2007).† Fountain Gully is his favourite hike with cycling, photography and wind surfing being his hobbies.† Best hiking experience was reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro.† Robbie does not have any worst hiking experience Ė even a bad hike is better than a day in the office.† Favourite trail recipe: long drop and plash (soya mince and smash!)

Robin Hoare is retired after a successful career in metallurgy.† Since 1990 he has enjoyed both the hiking and social events of the JHC.† Robinís favourite hike in South Africa is the Drakensberg but he loves the Haute Alpes de Provence in France.† His specialities are bridge, sport, music, gardening, history, wine, women and all night mega-parties.† Best hiking experience:† the trail from Cathedral Peak to Injasuthi but overseas the backpacking trips in Provence.† His worst hiking experience was a blizzard encountered on the second day of the coast-to-coast hike in UK.† Favourite trail recipe: baguette with French cheese and wine.

Rod Allport was one of the first 'youthful' hikers but has integrated well into the JHC and now leads various day and weekend away hikes.† Rod has been hiking in the Magaliesberg for the past 30 years: mainly Tonquani. At first he enjoyed rock climbing with the MSCA. He now prefers hiking, as it is more energetic without the fear factor. Favourite hiking area is the unspoilt Cedarberg mountains with its rich source of rock art and interesting rock formations. He is not a fussy eater as long as the food is tasty and energy giving.

Rod Hamilton is a fairly new member of the JHC. An interview will be conducted shortly with him.




Shimon Botbol is the managing director of his own company and has been with the club for about 19 years.† His favourite is any of the Magaliesberg hikes.† Best hike was the Outenique trail with no worst event as he enjoys every experience a hike can throw at him.† He claims work, work, work and add some music as his interests.†† Shimon likes to be organised and prepares a tomato and herb past sauce before the hike.† He makes it from scratch boiling tomatoes herbs and oil with maybe a little meat.† On the hike he cooks pasta and heats up the sauce.

Shirley Menge is the other half of Paul Menge. Shirley's favourite hike is Bartletts Farm with the best hiking experience being Mahai to Witsieshoek in the Drakensberg. She does not have a worst hiking experience yet! Her favourite hiking menu is avacado salad and smoked chicken. Besides hiking she enjoys bowls, reading, caravanning and folk club.


Tom Kenny has been hiking with the JHC for several years. Heís the managing director of a large electronics manufacturing company. His hobbies are astronomy and history. Tomís best hike was Kilimanjaro and he makes the most of them all, i.e. no worst hiking experience. Favourite trail recipe; corned beef with smash and re-hydrated veggies.