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Guest 14-Oct-2007 22:12
It's been a year already and on this day we send our love and thoughts to Sue and Rob and all those who knew and loved Simon
Heather and Derek Olorenshaw
John Onraet 15-Nov-2006 12:48
Angie and I talk and think about you often, Rob & Sue. Be brave and know that you are in our prayers.
akbar 30-Oct-2006 16:22
rest in peace fella.thoughts with the family.
Guest 18-Oct-2006 22:47
Remember Simon…

I remember Simon in his mid-teens, flying kites on Hout Bay beach. Not simple sport kites, but the complex multi-line ones that are difficult and take persistence to learn to fly well.
I remember Simon exercising this skill in various events – quietly and confidently achieving his own aspirations, his own goals. Simon loved kites, and his mastery of even the most demanding of them showed his ability to excel in any chosen pursuit.

I remember Simon sharing his skill in handicrafts – he so liked to share his enthusiasms with others – he made the most beautiful knives as a hobby. He mastered even the metallurgy and was not satisfied until he achieved perfection: The design, the function, the steel, the blade, the handle; every aspect, even the sheath. Each a collector’s work of art, carrying his personal distinction.

I remember flying gliders with Simon among the mountains of the Cape….

I remember Simon was at school at the time; I remember Simon was often off with groups of friends & family hiking in those same mountains…

I remember Simon had such capacity to fill his life, and live it to the full: how much he achieved in such a short time.

I remember Simon always putting others first.

I remember sharing just a very small window in Simon’s young life.

I remember Simon as just simply such an all round nice guy.

Remember Simon? Simon is someone I will never forget.
Guest 17-Oct-2006 07:48
Simon, never have I met someone with your passion for life.
I have only ever heard kind words from you.
You are deeply missed, our memories will never be forgotten.
Here's to you, and your new journey.... Until we meet again.
Silvia Aue
Nathan Meyers 16-Oct-2006 21:22
Haai Mev Wessels, ek onthou hierdie storie wat Mev vertel. Shoe, ek kan dit nog steeds nie glo nie.
Some of us met on Hout Bay beach the night after the incedent. Matthew asked us all to be there. It was a perfect setting to remember Simon, as I can't imagine he would have been anywhere else but with us on Hout Bay beach!
marieta 16-Oct-2006 15:24
Simon, nooit sal ek die dag vergeet toe jy die moed gehad het om my Tafelberg op te neem nie. Jy was sowaar dapper om hierdie onfikse ou lyf van my bo te kry. Met die afkom het jy vooruit gehardloop toe my kniee geswik het om vir jou ma te se dat dit LANK gaan neem om my onder te kry. Jy het my hand geneem, gese: "trust your feet" en my voetjie vir voetjie tot onder gehelp. Jy is en sal altyd my held wees. Marieta
Vuong Tu 16-Oct-2006 12:49
Simon - your light shines brightly in our memory
Lee Cujes & Sam Coles. 16-Oct-2006 00:58

I just discovered this this morning and I'm in a complete state of shock.

Simon was one of the genuinely nicest guys I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. He was a joy to be around simply because of his lust for life, and his delight in sharing that with others.

He was always guiding, helping, and showing groups of people the wonder of our outdoor environment, whether it was climbing, kayaking or hiking.

In his too short life, he has touched the lives of so many people. So many of us are living our lives differently because of Simon’s influence. He’s had such an impact.

He was and will continue to be an inspiration.
Heather & Derek Olorenshaw 15-Oct-2006 16:08
Dear parents & friends of Simon,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Our son Scott was with Simon on this trip and called us yesterday with the terrible news. He has spoken of Simon often, had great respect for his kayaking skills, enjoyed his friendship and will miss him terribly.
Guest 15-Oct-2006 01:15
Dear Fiends of our son Simon,
It is with great sadness that we record that Simon drowned while kayaking in NSW, Australia. As you will known he has doing what he loved and his passing brings with it great sadness to those that have shared with him.
Please send him your love, light and energy to him as he embarks on his next life.
Rob & Sue Vos
Matthew Penfold 14-Oct-2006 15:35
My Dear Friend Simon has just drowned, We were best of Friends and I know that while he lived, he made the most of every moment and lived life to the full, Here's to you Simon my Friend...

Simon Vos17-May-2006 03:41
Hello Guest,

who are you and what happenned?
Guest 13-May-2006 08:46
goodbye my friend
Richard Haas 09-Dec-2005 10:35
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Guest 10-Jul-2004 01:44
Wow, great climbing pictures! My husband and I are avid climbers in the western US, and it always amazes me how people are doing the same thing we are all over the world! Cape Town sounds so exotic and remote, but there you guys are, ripping it up on awesome hard sport climbs!! Australia has always been one of our dream climbing trip destinations. Maybe in a year or two I'll be hittin' ya up for beta!

One question, and maybe I should just read more, but how do the ratings convert to the Yosemite Decimal System? Thanks!!
Reid Wilson 18-Jun-2004 14:19
Hi, Simon-
I'm trying to see if it is possible to use this photo in a brochure to promote a workshop for psychologist that I am doing, on happiness and enjoyment. I am going to use a rock climbing photo on the cover, I just don't know if it will be yours. I found it on google-images and that led me to and eventually here. By-the-by, I will be teaching my workshop in Australia next August (4 different cities)!

PJ 03-Apr-2004 05:14
just looked at your Girraween pics. I do have an old guid for the area if you would like I can try and find it at my fathers. I remember it's just a photocopy with some topos.

PS. "Alex in wonderland" is fun hey! "Space and energy" is HARD!

pj 03-Apr-2004 05:03
You put alot of work into this page mate! Nice work, the pics of cuddles are great. Sounds like you did the hard pitches!!!!
Keep climbing hard
Matthew Penfold 02-Apr-2004 08:31
Hi Simon
Your site is looking good! Just make sure you keep photos of Alex off the page, you don't wont to spoil those cool pix! Miss you lots, looking forward to seeing you some time in the future! you can check out our ballroom socs page at if you have the inclination! Chat to you on msn ......
Sophie 20-May-2003 09:58
Simon, like your pictures (especially the one from Mark on the Infinity). Thanks for your generosity :-)
PJ 08-Apr-2003 06:15
thought i should have a look at this site. Nice work man!!! catch you soon.

Jonathan 24-Feb-2003 02:20
hey man! sorry i didnt get to catch up b4 you left for brissy... nice photos, btw. take care, and keep in touch!
Stuart 11-Aug-2002 21:03
Howzit Simon

Cool page. 688 photos! When are you guys coming back to SA?

Stuart (I like the subject)
chris chen 11-Aug-2002 09:50
you didi a lot of work here... your site is now bookmarked on my IB. interesting pics
jim booze 10-Jul-2002 04:35
drink before climbing, makes you poull off al those hard climbs,

you should climb with grant more he's a strong man he can teach you alot, anyway gotto go and get another beer

Guest 05-Jul-2002 03:07
great pics simon.
Alex 06-Jun-2002 15:52
Simon ive just visited your site and i think it sucks. I want to see more photos of me climbing so that everyone can see how awesome i am. if you do that the site will no longer suck. i want to see photos of me everwhere.
Thara 24-May-2002 14:01
Hey Simon,

Nice site :D ...hmmm not really sure what else to site...oh wait i said that already! Okeiz, NEwayz..nice chattin to ya ey? Pretty cool, u sound like u really really luv Mark :D and that's just soo sweet! I know Mark luvs u too :D lol NEhoo, adioz for now.

Ciao amigo