The Escarpment

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This is one of my favourite photos taken when I was community trekking some years ago in the western Meket area of  Ethiopia. It gives a sense of the immensity of the mountain ranges there. The tiny ‘hut’ on the edge of the precipice was a small ‘dining’ room. At about 3000 metres above sea level, we huddled  around a fire to keep out the chill of the mountain air, while eating a delicious vegetarian dinner.

The trek offered incredible views as we followed the escarpment edge and passed through the communities who hosted us in local guest houses . More than half of the cost of the trek goes to these local communities.

 

http://www.tesfatours.com/tour/community-trekking-in-wollo-lalibela/

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