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Africa, Mali, Kaga Tondo, Various Ascents

Kaga Tondo, Various Ascents. It was reported that in December, 1998, Claus Obrist, Helmut Gargitter and Pauli Trenkwalder put up the 600-meter Inshallah, which follows an obvious crack system to the left of Garmi Airlines (Griso-Lucas, 1985). Three attempts were necessary to reach their high point, some 60 meters below the summit, where heat and lack of water forced a retreat.

In February, 1999, Polish climbers Bogdan Fic, Tomek Samitowski and Krzysiek Zielinski, with Waldi Niemiec and Michael Zielinsk in support, put up the 19-pitch route The Last Beer in Hombori (7a+ A0). The route takes possibly the last logical unclimbed line on the east face, to the right of the right-facing comer system of Marabu Loco. (High Mountain Sports 205)