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Ascent of Ras Dashen on 2011-01-14

Climber: Lars Holme

Date:Friday, January 14, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ras Dashen
    Location:Ethiopia
    Elevation:4550 m / 14928 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The mountain has 2 peaks, the western peak was measured to 4550 meters, the eastern peak was 4557 meters, 7 meters higher. The distance between the peaks is around 500 meters. Both peaks climbed, a few meters of very easy scrambling, almost a walk-up. Further east there is a steeper ridge that may look higher, but it is not. There is a new "road" up to the Ras Dashen pass. A good 4wd vehicke could drive up to 4300 meters, if this is allowed. I guess 2 hours walking up and down from the road. I would recommend to spend some days in this beatyful area. We had a 5 days hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3915 m / 12850 ft
    Elevation Loss:3915 m / 12850 ft
    Distance:80 km / 49.7 mi
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3416 m / 11210 ft
    Extra Loss:1699 m / 5577 ft
    Distance:50 km / 31.1 mi
    Route:Via Gogo, Bhawit pass 4200 meters, down to 2800 me
    Trailhead:Debark  2833 m / 9295 ft
    Time Up:4 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2216 m / 7273 ft
    Extra Gain:499 m / 1640 ft
    Distance:30 km / 18.6 mi
    Route:Same,, but up to summit of Bhawit, pucked up by c
    Trailhead:2833 m / 9295 ft
    Time Down:1 Days 



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