Practice makes a Perfect Climber 1


My Kilimanjaro summit is still over a month away, but I have been feeling lazy the last few weeks. As most of you know, I am a little bit of a gym junkie. Being away from the iron for this long is a little out of the ordinary for me.

Today I had the privilege of climbing the Waterberg Plateau in Namibia. It was great exercise and the view was well worth the climb up. We are only 200 kilometres from Etosha yet the landscape has changed so much. From a white desert plain to a red cliff surrounded by green trees and colourful birds. Spitting snakes, dung beetles, safari ants, rock hyrax and dik dik were some of the wildlife we spotted on the climb.

To top it all off, our route down went by a mountain resort and we had a dip in a flagstone pool to cool off. Yes, I am definitely giving my expedition last year a run for its money.

Top of the Waterberg Plateau

Top of the Waterberg Plateau


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.


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  • Lucy

    Sounds like you’re having the adventure of a lifetime. I look forward to countless hours of cardio while hearing about all the details of your trip. Don’t worry we’ll get you back into ‘gym junkie’ mode in no time.

    ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR TRIP AND KEEP THE UPDATES COMING.
    P.S. Say ‘hi’ to Steve.