MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 10 Dec 2022 05:11:51 +0000 Enjoying the snow of Africa http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/3fa8e12f546d4ac0baa21bef2f970641 While millions across Europe swelter through a summer of record-breaking heat, they're skiing in Africa. 3fa8e12f546d4ac0baa21bef2f970641 Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:51:16 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSButha-Buthe, Lesotho - 30 July 20221. Ski class during lessonANNOTATION: This is Africa's only ski resort south of the equator.2. Skier makes jump, spectators reactANNOTATION: And whilst Europe swelters, the skiers here are just chilling.3. Ski boot clicks into skisANNOTATION: The Afriski resort is found in Lesotho, a tiny kingdom surrounded by South Africa4. Group receives ski lessonANNOTATION: Lesotho is a very mountainous country but snow is rare. So good snowfall is a huge attraction for first-time skiers like Kafi.5. SOUNDBITE (English) Kafi Mojapelo, First time skier:"I've been seeing a lot of ads on YouTube, and I just thought, I really want to try that, and I've never seen snow in my life. So this is really it's a great experience."6. Skiers dance in ski bootsANNOTATION: Lesotho is the only country on Earth where every inch of its territory sits more than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level.7. Skiers dancing outsideANNOTATION: This makes it the ideal destination for some skiing fun for people in Lesotho and nearby South Africa. 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Bafana Madida, Tourist:"We are going to be going on a class, a skiing class. And then after that, we're just going to play in the snow and get some good pictures and play and just mess around and just enjoy our time here."9. Snowboarder slides down slopeANNOTATION: At an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) Afriski hopes that - despite climate change - it can continue to be Africa's top spot for downhill action.STORYLINE:While millions across Europe swelter through a summer of record-breaking heat, they're skiing in Africa.This isn't another sign of climate change but rather the fascinating anomaly of Lesotho, a tiny mountain kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa and which has an obscure geographical claim to fame: it is the only country on Earth where every inch of its territory sits more than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level.That gives Lesotho snow and while cold winters aren't rare in southern Africa, snow is. It follows that ski resorts are even rarer and at an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,842 feet), Afriski in Lesotho's Maluti Mountains is Africa's only operating ski resort south of the equator."I've never seen snow in my life," said Kafi Mojapelo, who traveled the short distance from neighboring South Africa for a skiing vacation she never thought she'd take. "So, this is a great experience."Bafana Madida, who comes from the sprawling urban township of Soweto in Johannesburg, was delighted with putting ski boots on for the first time. He planned a day of ski lessons, taking pictures and just playing about in the snow.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. While millions across Europe swelter through a summer of record-breaking heat, they're skiing in Africa. Enjoying the snow of Africa