Simien Mountains – Ok, Everybody Out!
by John Downey
Our third day in the Simiens. Drove from Chenneck and passed Ambiko to get as high on Ras Dashen as possible given the previous days’ hardly-fun 24km hike. The grade was so steep that even in 4-low, the truck stalled several times on what appeared to be more than 18% grade. So we bailed. And Duke stepped on it. To the left of the frame, our guide Nur, looks on.