Thomas Ramey Watson

Catherine Destivelle Climbing Solo in Mali

Th is pre-YouTube video

is of Cather ine Destivelle solo

ing in Mali.

Filmed in 1987, High Magazine commented, “the film Seo of her soloing on a sandstone cliff in the Mali desert is one that has been seen worldwide and the one clear image that has stuck in the minds of the general public in Britain”.

. . . . . . .

The film examines the local people, the Dogons of Sanga, for whom climbing is part of their everyday life.

Cat herine is fascinated by these people, and they admire

her daring solo climbs.

Watch fascinating video.

Also worthy of note is the music the witch doc tor and his tribe make

to bless her on her way. He plays a jazz trumpet that should have earned him and his tribe a record contract.

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