Glencoe's landscapes are familiar to most of us, since the filming of ''Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Askaban'' and ''Skyfall'' took place there. It is a small village in the Highlands of Scotland, located in the heart of a glen. Glencoe provides a wide range of facilities, being at the same time a great resource of mountain activities.
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Mountain Climbing in Matroosberg Mountain, De Doorns, Western Cape South Africa
Matroosberg peak stands at 2250 m/7381 ft and can be ascended from two routes. That is the southern one (De Doorns) and the northern one (Ceres) side. During winter time, it gets very cold with regular snow. The southern route is the most difficult one of these two, starting at approximately 500 m/1249 ft reaching the top at 2250 m/7381 ft.
That is a total vertical ascent of approximately 1750 m/5741 ft. The ascent would take approximately 5 hours while the descent between 3-4 hour, depending on your level of fitness.
The northern route on the other hand is much easier starting at 1150 m/3773 ft reaching the top at 2250 m/7378 ft. That is a total vertical ascent of about 1100 m/3608 ft. General level of difficulty is an easy walk and the best times to climb is during the months of March through to September.