Ras Dashen is the highest mountain in, and the highest of the Simen range, a group of eroded mountains that rises stunningly from the surrounding 9,000 foot plateau in northern Ethiopia.
Despite the overall high elevation of Ethiopia, the Simen range is the only place in the country that is regularly
The mountain trails of the Simen Range are dotted with many small agricultural villages. Traditionally the local people believed the mountains to be inhabited by hostile spirits, so the peaks remained unclimbed until Italy’s occupation of Ethiopia in 1935.
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