As the cricket world cup rages in India, we do a different take on India with a walk up Table Mountain on the India Venster route. I am not really sure about the origin of the name but most agree the India comes from shape of the ravine between the two buttresses - Arrow Buttress and Venster Buttress - that looks like a map of India when viewed from below. The Venster part, so it is said, is from the Afrikaans word venster that means window and say that this window in the photograph is the origin of the name.
It is a interesting walk for the intrepid hiker and can be done without ropes but it is not for the fainthearted and several injuries and deaths have occured on its steeper sections. Its a funny thing, but Table Mountain is regarded by many visitors as a theme park and the mountain retaliates by claiming a few human lives each year.
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