About Us

Imax brings the Mountains to you, we bring YOU...to the mountains

Who We Are

Owner-Operated experience from around the globe

Our goal is to share our passion for the Mountains, through experiences, with a focus on safety, exploration (of yourself) and learning.

Trystan Firman


Mountaineering Professionals

From The Drakensberg, Alpine North Faces and Big Wall Aid climbs to ski descents on The Equator

Founded in 2007, based out of Cape Town, South Africa, Vertigo has specialised in Southern African Mountain-Adventure Experiences from Rock Climbing and hiking Table Mountain to extended Drakensberg Treks and most everything in between.

The most beautiful country in the world

Our small team of Certified guides aim to ensure that you get to experience some of the breathtaking scenery that gets South Africa voted as the most beautiful country in the world, from some truly unique vantage points.

Happy Customers

5 Star Reviews on Google Business & Trip Advisor

Corporate Activities

Team-building, adventure race and abseiling: scouting & rigging for corporate events

Film Industry

Location scouting, safety-rigging and talent supply for the movie industry

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Recommended on Trip Advisor

Proud holders of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence

Realtor Professionals

"I am extremely happy to report that I have never been more comfortable with a guide one-on-one as I was with Alex. His friendliness, expertise, and genuine desire to find fun in adventure truly stood out and without a doubt I could tell those qualities are what Vertigo Adventures is all about. "

Full Service

" I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend them and can’t wait to be back some day!!"

Safe Investments

"Even though vertigo is based in Cape town, when I asked about climbing near Johannesburg, vertigo...vertigo service was excellent, the guides who took me for a climb are very good / exceptionally good climbers.
Basically, a win-win"

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Our Team

Meet Our Guide Family

We are all experienced adventurers with a passion for sharing the experience - if it is teaching new skills or facilitating a new experience for you, we love what we do!

Tristan Firman

Owner-Operator | Lead Guide and instructor

Kai Fitchen

Trad, Hiking & Trekking Guide

Alex Bester

Trad & Abseil Guide

Teodor Iliev

Trad Guide

Tiffany Wells

Sport Climbing and Coaching Guide
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Did not find what you are looking for in our standard offerings?




173 Longmarket st, Cape Town - ZA

Do you have an unusual rigging / climbing / adventure request? We love new challenges so drop us a line!

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