Ras Dashen, Ethiopia

Prominence: 3990 m, 13091 ft

Elevation: 4543 meters, 14,905 feet

True Isolation: 1482.12 km, 920.95 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Ras Dashen Terara
Alternate: Ras Dashan
Amharic-Romanized: Ras Dejen
SubpeaksRas Dashen - West Summit (4542 m/14,902 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)13° 14' 13'' N, 38° 22' 22'' E
13.23692, 38.37264 (Dec Deg)
432032 E 1463421 N, Zone 37 (UTM)
CountryEthiopia (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceAmhara (Highest Point)

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 31
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2011-01-14 by Lars Holme
     2018-04-29 by Norbert Schaefer
     2019-02-25 by Richard Mclellan (GPS Track)
     2019-02-25 by Rob Woodall

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The eastern summit of Ras Dashen, as seen from the western summit (2009-05-01). Photo by Lars Holme.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3990 m/13,091 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3990 m/13,091 ft
  Line Parent: Castle Hill
  Key Col: 553 m/1814 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1482.12 km/920.95 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: -0.123576, 37.320628
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Terere  (S)
RangesContinent: Africa
Range2: Ethiopian Highlands (Highest Point)
Range3: Northern Ethiopian Highlands (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsNile
Eastern Mediterranean
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Data SourceGPS Reading or LIDAR
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At the top of Ethiopia with the Kalashnikov of my security officer. (2018-04-29). Photo by Norbert Schaefer.
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