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Ascending Ras Bwahit

Date:
25.11.2018
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
3:46h
Distance:
8.9km

Starting out from Chenneck Camp (3620 m.a.m.s.l.), I climbed Ras Bwahit (4430 m.a.m.s.l.), the third highest mountain in Ethiopia, in only about one and an half hour, and I have to say I am a little bit proud of that. The key to be able to perform well in high elevation areas without getting altitude sickness or extreme shortness of breath, however, is acclimatization. Had I arrived in the Simien Mountains directly from home (where we live at about sea level), I would not have been able to do this 800 meters climb that rapidly. In connection with my work, however, I had just spent two and a half weeks in Addis Ababa (2400 m.a.m.s.l.) prior to heading north for the Simien Mountains. While in Addis, I had gone running between 6 and 7 in the morning about every second day (Images 2-9); and on >>>

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Trekking the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

Date:
23.11.2018
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
51:28h
Distance:
36.9km

Working for two and a half week in a health care project in Addis Ababa, and then go mountain trekking immediately afterwards, is genius. Addis Ababa is located about 2400 m.a.m.s.l. (depending a little on where in the city you are), and with a little amount of training while there, you do get exactly the altitude adaption that you need to better enjoy your hike in the higher mountains after your stay in Addis. Not many of us can afford to take two and a half week off from work just for elevation acclimation, and then be another week and a half away from work while mountain trekking; hence when I had the opportunity to be in Addis Ababa this long "at work", I had to grab the chance. I had my wife with me on this trip. She had some remaining vacation left over, that she hadn't used >>>

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12 timers fottur fra Addis Ababa til Wochecha Mountain t/r

Date:
11.11.2018
Duration:
11:50h
Distance:
51.9km

Jeg var i Addis Ababa i forbindelse med et prosjekt på Black Lion Hospital da jeg la ut på denne turen. Jeg skulle være i byen i 15 dager, og dette var eneste fridagen jeg hadde i løpet av denne tiden. Det var ikke gått mer enn ei knapp uke siden jeg kom til byen, men jeg hadde vært ute og jogget mellom kl. 6 og kl. 7 om morgenen nesten hver dag, så jeg følte at jeg allerede var i ferd med å venne meg til høyden. Jeg la av sted i retning Wochecha-fjellet fra Churchill Hotel i ti-tiden på formiddagen. Jeg kunne selvfølgelig tatt drosje gjennom byen frem til foten av fjellet, men jeg orket ikke krangle med hotelresepsjonister og drosjesjåfører som bare hadde kommet til å insistere på at jeg måtte ha med meg guide på en slik tur. Så jeg la avsted til fots. Turen gjennom de ulike >>>

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