Mountain Climbing talk with Peter Lazarus

Peter lazarus
Pretoria Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 18:30

Peter "Lobster" 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 Mpumalange, 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.

What he  plans to talk about is simply how climbing has changed and how its changed him over the last 30 or so years I've been climbing.  Of course I'll cover some of the epics I'm apparently renowned for - never letting the truth get in the way of a good story. I've started going through my slides of the last 30 years so I'm bound to come up with something.

His pics will include his many mountaineering exploits including his ascent of the Trango towers  and his trip to Mali to climb the hand of Fatima.