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Name: Ryno Griesel

Age: 38

Home Town: Centurion, South Africa

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


- ETA (Exercise Teacher's 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 Gravity Training (Pty) Ltd., Gravity Access (Pty) Ltd. and PEAK Sport Management (Pty) Ltd.

Ryno is a passionate mountaineer and trail runner. He has climbed various mountains in Africa, Europe and Nepal.

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 desert 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 team FKT (Fastest Known Time) for the 210km Drakensberg Grand Traverse with Ryan Sandes at 41hr, 49min (March 2014) and the mixed team FKT with Linda Doke at 63hr, 33min (March 2015). He was further part of the team that holds the men’s team FKT for the Nine Peaks Challenge in South Africa with Ruan van der Merwe and Greg Avierinos at 2 days and 16 hours (September 2017).


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