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MCSA CT slideshow 5th July

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:57 am
by Q20
Hi Folks,

Two week notice for the next first Tuesday slideshow:

Brittany Griffith – on first ascents


Pro climber and sponsored athlete Brittany Griffith will be presenting on her first ascents in remote places.

As a former McDonald’s employee, Brittany served an estimated 12,308 Happy Meals. She also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was described in the book ' Women who Dare' as "having more energy than a truck full of Red Bull".

Notable first ascents include:

10 Pounds of Tequila (VI 5.12+) on Acopan Tepui, Venezuela.

Cracker Pterodactyl 5000 (V, 5.10+) in Oman

Battling Begonias (V, 5.12) in Yemen.


Don't miss this one! Spread the word.



Tuesday 5th July 2016

19:30 for 20:00

MCSA clubhouse, 97 Hatfield St, Cape Town.

Refreshments served.

Re: MCSA CT slideshow 5th July

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:19 am
by Q20
Details for the talk:

Yemen — Adventure climbing in one of the world’s most dangerous countries

Plagued as a terrorism breeding ground with decades of political unrest and tribal conflicts, Yemen is not a climbing destination for anyone—ever. Off the coast of this desperate country, however, is Socotra Island, a stunning paradise of ecological diversity, white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, blistering heat, and otherworldly granite spires.

Brittany Griffith, along with her husband, Jonathan Thesenga, and photographer, Andrew Burr, traveled there in 2013 for a climbing adventure that she calls her favorite of all time. She will share stories and photos of their first ascents, as well as tales of island beauty that's in stark contrast to the challenges and dangers of mainland Yemen.