The moment that changed the direction of Trygve Roberts’s life did not come behind the wheel of a car. It was while treading 11°C water for an excruciating 10 minutes in Table Bay after the yacht he was skippering broached in 2012.
His life "shivered and shuddered before his eyes" before he was rescued. His Man Overboard YouTube video, shot with a GoPro camera he’d attached to the yacht, went viral.
After subsequently trying out the camera on mountain bikes and underwater, he found the best results were achieved by mounting it on his trusty Toyota Land Cruiser. While on holiday in Wilderness on the Garden Route the idea "popped into" his head to film mountain passes. He promptly drove White’s Road (P1621) from Wilderness Heights, around the Touw River and back round the estuary. Thus Mountain Passes of South Africa was born.