Barend lives in the UK and has been guiding for Adventure Dynamics for more than a decade. During the early years of his climbing career he ventured out on climbing trips throughout South Africa. As a climber he undertook many trips to the Drakensberg, Blouberg, Spitzkoppe and his birth ground in the Magaliesburg. Becoming a very competent climber, skilled mountaineer and guide.
“B” started guiding international trips for Adventure Dynamics to Kilimanjaro, Mt Blanc, Elbrus and Aconcagua. He has also spent time in the Alps, becoming familiar with in the rigors of classic mountaineering on ascents of the Blaitiere, L’M and others before venturing to the mixed mountaineering of Scotland and Wales.
He has since climbed Mt Vinson in the western Antarctic and Mt Everest via the north ridge in 2010. Completing 5 of the ‘7 Summits’ but still enjoying a good day out climbing or fly fishing in remote rivers.