Bilaal Essop: All you need to know about his mountain climbing hobby

702's Wasanga Mehana speaks to entrepreneur and thrill seeker Bilaal Vahed Essop about his recent expedition summiting Mount Elbrus in Russia.

This was Essop's 4th mountain climb, the first being Mount Kilimanjaro, then Andes in South America thereafter Mount Everest base camp.

Essop tells of his experiences and how he felt when he to got to the top of Mount Elbrus.

Elbrus in Russia is particularly interesting mountain because it is snow kept all year around and it feeds all the rivers below it.

Bilaal Vahed Essop, entrepreneur and thrill seeker

Elbrus is a special mountain being the only highest mountain in Europe.

Bilaal Vahed Essop, entrepreneur and thrill seeker

Summiting this mountain was amazing. You stand on top of it looking down on all the other mountains which seemed formidable when you were down there.

Bilaal Vahed Essop, entrepreneur and thrill seeker

Kilimanjaro is special too because is in Africa and is closer to home...

Bilaal Vahed Essop, entrepreneur and thrill seeker

To hear more of this interview, please listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
#FridayProfile: Letshego Zulu shares her tale of triumph

#FridayProfile: Letshego Zulu shares her tale of triumph

Azania Mosaka chats to Letshego Zulu who has just returned from her Mount Kilimanjaro summit, a promise made to her late husband.

Letshego Zulu conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her late husband

Letshego Zulu conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her late husband

Letshego Zulu has kept her promise to her husband Gugu Zulu, to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on Nelson Mandela Day in his honour.

Israeli government shuts down Jerusalem's holy site following police killings

Israeli government shuts down Jerusalem's holy site following police killings

According to EWN's Paula Slier, three armed men tried to enter a well-guarded compound and started firing at police officers.

Customised tombstones celebrate the personality of the deceased

Customised tombstones celebrate the personality of the deceased

CEO of Bataung Memorials talks about the inspiration behind a tombstone built for actor Joe Mafela and others.

SA stars laid to rest this year

SA stars laid to rest this year

2016 has had it's fair share of tragedy this year. We look back at some of the people who are gone, but not forgotten.

R1.5 million IEC workshop at luxury 5-star resort raises eyebrows

R1.5 million IEC workshop at luxury 5-star resort raises eyebrows

IEC explains why it forked out for strategic planning workshop at Africa Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa, Magaliesburg.

Popular articles
KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail KZN Regional Spokesperson Zama Nomnganga says a build up of events led to the decision.

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed that he was asked to hand over his devices but he says that he refused.

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Land researcher Prof. Ruth Hall says the panel faces an exciting challenge to see how government can fix the land reform process.

[LISTEN] Opinion: 'Thuma Mina dares not fail'

[LISTEN] Opinion: 'Thuma Mina dares not fail'

Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa says skeptics are right to question whether Ramaphosa will succeed in his mandate as president.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.