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Geech Camp > Chennek Camp 20111018_1

First sight of Ras Dashen - it's the right-hand peak on the furthest range in sight (just left of centre). Oh, and there's some Geladas in the foreground.
Geech Camp > Chennek Camp

October 18th 2011
Rough night’s sleep leads to a creaky start but, all things considered, the aging body is feeling quite willing. Today we trek on to our first summit – the jutting promontory of Imet Gogo. Allegedly, the views from here surpass the ones from Ras Dashen’s summit. We happily meander along the rolling hills until we reach the beginning of the high rocky outcrops and the first of the truly st ... read more
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