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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:14928 ft / 4550 m

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
    Total Elevation Gain:12850 ft / 3915 m
    Total Elevation Loss:12850 ft / 3915 m
    Round-Trip Distance:49.7 mi / 80 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:11210 ft / 3416 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5633 ft / 1717 m; Extra: 5577 ft / 1699m
    Loss on way in:5577 ft / 1699 m
    Distance:31.1 mi / 50 km
    Route:Via Gogo, Bhawit pass 4200 meters, down to 2800 me
    Start Trailhead:Debark  9295 ft / 2833 m
    Time:4 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7273 ft / 2216 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5633 ft / 1717 m; Extra: 1640 ft / 499m
    Gain on way out:1640 ft / 499 m
    Distance:18.6 mi / 30 km
    Route:Same,, but up to summit of Bhawit, pucked up by c
    End Trailhead:9295 ft / 2833 m
    Time:1 Days 



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