A history of the construction of the Pells Hut

I never met my grandfather Eddie, but the accounts I have gleaned paint a picture of a man full of adventure and enthusiasm.  The story goes that he was impressed by the sport of skiing that he experienced in the early 1920’s during a period of study in Europe.  On his return to South Africa he wanted to continue it, which led to the construction of a small hut way up in a peak of the Hex River mountains in the Western Cape.  Philip Pells compiled a short book of the story of the construction of this hut, which still stands today. A copy of the book can be found here: Story of the Pells Hut

There is an anecdote about Eddie on page 7 and 8 of the book that, to me, is just a perfect description of my own father.


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