Ascent of Amba Farit on 2019-02-18

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Petter Bjørstad
Denise Mclellan
Richard Mclellan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, February 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Amba Farit
    Elevation:14009 ft / 4269 m

Ascent Trip Report

16km 4h up, 2h15 down, from good unpaved road SSE of summit, forking off main road N of Akesta. Should be possible to drive higher: examining OpenStreetMap suggests a few options but our guide and driver having none of it!

The day after our Choqa climb. We checked out a couple of options then took the main unpaved road (turnoff at N10.89789° E39.16266°) to a convenient point where a trail started up to the right (N10.90351° E39.13565°, 3563m), seemingly miraculously being met by a local scout/guide whom our guide Meles had contacted although seemingly hadn't agreed a meeting point.

Trail passing nice meadows and cultivated terraces, passing thru a col then contouring L with our peak visible ahead, past impressive outcrop of columnar basalt, to a col, then direct line up half-right, alternating tussocky grass, low shrubs and short grass, to rocky summit (GPS N10.95072° E39.10463°, 4268m, boulder). Petter is there just inside 3hrs, Richard Denise and I an hour later with various ailments.

Sunny morning, grey and chilly on top, a few spots of rain. Down in 2hrs, Then 3hr drive to Dessie, arriving after dark, all of us seen recovered in time for dinner. Tomorrow we head for Abune Josef

Amba Farit photos

Part of 2 week trip organised and led by
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2526 ft / 769 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Sunny morning, grey and chilly on top, a few spots of rain
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2526 ft / 769 m
    Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Start Trailhead:11483 ft / 3500 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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