Hands of Fatima - Mt. Hombori
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elrecke
N 15° 14.575 W 001° 48.132
30P E 628634 N 1685547
Quick Description: A unique mountain formation in Hombori between Mopti and Gao. This is the first waymark in Mali...
Location: Mali
Date Posted: 9/15/2010 1:04:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM9PR4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 7

Long Description:
The Hand of Fatima rock formations are near the Hombori village. The tallest tower rises 2,000 feet (610 meters) from the desert floor. The Rocks are called Hands of Fatima because they look like fingers stretching to the sky.
Hamsa is Hand of Fatima in Muslim tradition, Hand of Miriam in Jewish tradition, and possibly older than either of the great religions. The mountains consist of quarzit and sandstone.

You can climb on those rocks as well if you dare. Look at these stunning pictures:
http://sites.google.com/site/moaddsgaude/alpine/mali


Of course you don't have to climb there, but it would be great to post some awesome pictures.

Have fun and travel save.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: yes

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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