More About Me

Name : Ryno Griesel

Age : 37

Home Town : Centurion, South Africa

Occupation: Chartered Accountant (SA), Registered Independent Auditor and Registered SARS Tax Practitioner.


- ETA (Exercise Teachers Academy) – Outdoor Adventure Guide

- IWH (Institute for Work at Height of SA)

- Height Safety Rescue Technician and Trainer

- Rope Access level 1 Technician and Trainer

- First Aid Level 1

- Swift water rescue

Co-founder of Gravitytraining CC and Gravityaccess CC

Currently employed at Griesel Nel Incorporated (Registered Accountants and Auditors) and

Co-owner of PEAK Sport Management (Pty) Ltd. 

Ryno is a passionate mountaineer and trail runner. He has climbed various mountains in Africa, Europe and Nepal. He currently holds the record for the Hobbit 100km mountain run after back to back wins in 2012/ and 13.

He has raced the Adventure Racing World circuit since 2006 with various top 5 international finishes as part of Team Cyanosis.  

Race destinations include Africa, Europe, the Moab dessert in Utah and the ice bergs of Patagonia.

Ryno actively competes on the Rogaine World Champs circuit (pair - 24 hour navigation runs) with Nicholas Mulder. They achieved a 2nd place at New Zealand World champs 2010 and a win in Ireland nationals 2011, a 2nd at Czech nationals in 2012 and a top 5 at Czech World Champs in 2012.

Ryno currently co-holds the men’s record for the 210km Drakensberg Grand Traverse with Ryan Sandes at 41hr, 49min (March 2014) and the mixed record with Linda Doke at 63hr, 33min (March 2015)

Ryno’s ultimate passion remains high altitude mountains and will return to some big African mountains for further projects soon with close friend and mentor Ryan Sandes.



Twitter: @Ryno_Griesel

Instagram: @Ryno_Griesel

Photos: Alexis Berg © Grand Trail