Video: Climbing the Towers of Tigray in Ethiopia

Adventure films have been in short supply recently, in part because most of us haven’t been able to actually go out on an adventure. Fortunately, there seems to have been a number of new options arriving on YouTube over the past few days, which means I have some good things to share in the days ahead. One of the clips that truly caught my attention—not to mention my imagination—is this beautiful film shot in Ethiopia.

It takes us along with climbers James Pearson and Caro Ciavaldini, as well as their son Arthur, as they visit the dramatic landscapes of the Tigray region. Here, they discover untold adventures and ancient history, following in the footsteps of priests who would scale these rocky towers to reach hidden churches. It is a fascinating story and an outstanding family expedition that has to be seen to be believed.

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3 thoughts on “Video: Climbing the Towers of Tigray in Ethiopia”

  1. Great video. BUT, the ideas about the little kid gaining impressions of significance for his future, of course, are nonsense:The kid will remember NOTHING of all this once he grows up.

    • Agreed Hans. It’s one thing to get started on adventures early on, but don’t expect very young kids to remember the details.

  2. I agree, Arthur will not retain long term detailed memories of this trip. However, researchers agree 0-3 years is a time of rapid cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and motor development. The film shows Arthur having a positive diverse experiences that he would not have the opportunity to have at home, so I disagree with the statement the “little kid gaining impressions of significance for his future, of course, are nonsense.”

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