Peter Lazarus on Mountain Climbing

Peter Lazarus
Johannesburg Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 19:00

Peter Lazarus has been climbing for over 25 years, starting out as a student at Wits University. While still at Wits he established Skyriders, the first rope-access company in South Africa - and now the largest such company in the country.

Lazarus discovered and opened the first routes at the world-renowned Restaurant (at the End of the Universe) Crag at Waterval Boven in Mpumalanga, the Chosspile near Hartebeespoort Dam in North West, and the New Slatesman in Broederstroom.

He has climbed extensively in South Africa, other parts of Africa, the US, Canada, France, the UK, Spain and Thailand. He is an advocate specialising in environmental and mining law.

He will talk about how climbing has changed and how it's changed him over the last 30 or so years that he's been climbing.  He'll cover some of the epics he's renowned for - never letting the truth get in the way of a good story.  His slides will include his many mountaineering exploits including his ascent of theTrango towers and his trip to Mali to climb the Hand of Fatima.  

Venue: 

Cricket Pavilion, Johannesburg Country Club

Cost: 

Free for members, guests R30