Ras Dashen, Simien Mountains

Hi i did this hike in Dec 2010 and bought your guide for Ethiopia which is great. When i got to the top of Ras Dashen i could see the other RAs Dashen “peak” which you mention in your guide (by referencing someone’s blog) which is supposedly/may be higher. Well i hiked up that one too (thanks to your book creating uncertainty!) and can confirm that when you get to the top of that one, the original one looks higher! So i would not mention the silly blog – it does a disservice to all the National Park guides etc – they could easily take you to the other peak (it’s no more difficult) but they, i believe, take you to the correct one! I have photos if you want, to prove it!

Best John Hamer


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