SA climbers summit Mali towers

Six South African climbers reached the top of the five “Hands of Fatima” towers in Mali this month, and even opened a new route up the rock face on their west African expedition.

The team — Peter Lazarus, 46, Gustav Janse van Rensburg, 35, Alard Hufner, 33, Shelley Plumb, 29, Ralf Miller and Kaya Kopkow, both 44 — recalled the “phenomenal” climbing when they returned to Johannesburg this week.

Full report on thetimes.co.za

Mountain climber Peter Lazarus recently reached the summit of the Hand of Fatima in Mali with a group of friends and then had the opportunity to revel in West African culture and music at the ‘Festival in the Desert’. Lazarus captured his thrill-seeking adventures on camera.

Click here to see pictures of the expedition

Related link: New routes on The Hand of Fatima

Hand of Fatima
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