Calls for a helipad on top of Table Mountain
Top rescue teams, pilots and Metro Rescue have called for a helipad to be built on top of Table Mountain to facilitate helicopter landings in emergency rescue operations. The call comes after seven rescues were carried out on Table Mountain during one week in January, one of which entailed an Air Force helicopter landing on the summit in high winds in the dark. Because Table Mountain is a national park and a World Heritage Site, construction of infrastructure is strictly controlled. But Fiona Kalk, spokesperson for the Table Mountain National Park, told the Cape Times the proposal would be put to senior park management next week.