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Ras Dashen in Smien Mountain, Northern Ethiopia   (published in Ethiopia)

August 20, 2011 by   Comments(1)

Ras Dashen rises to 4, 533 meters and the tallest in Ethipia. It forms the tip of the Semien Mountain.


Ethiopia has more mountains than any other country in Africa. It doesn’t have the continent’s highest mountain only its third-highest, Ras Dashen. There are many other mountains in Ethiopia which are almost as high as Mt. Ras Dashen. Ethiopia's mountains are nearly all volcanic in origin, though only a few are actually extinct volcanoes. Mount Ertale in the Afar Depression in the far north east is still active. It is surrounded by other volcanic outcroppings.


Semien mountain National Park encompasses the mountain ranges and protects the endemic animals in the area. Walia Ibex, Gelada Baboon and Semien Fox (Red Fox) are among the endemic animals in the Semien.


Trecking to this mountain is also a popular activity.

Reference: Vertical Ethiopia, Climbing Toward Possiblility in the Horn of Africa

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Ras Dashen in Smien Mountain, Northern Ethiopia
Ras Dashen in Smien Mountain, Northern Ethiopia

The highest mountain in Ethiopia is very beautiful and attractive for tourists. It has Red Fox and Chilada Baboon and different kinds of birds that can not be seen in other areas.
The correct name of the mountain is Ras Dejen. I don't have any information or historical reason where the name Ras Dashen came from. Those promoters, tour companies, and stake holders please try to promote this beautiful mountain by the name RAS DEJEN. Don't name it by incorrect Ras Dashen.

Anonymous 1309 days ago