The soaring Ethiopian Highlands of the far north

This rugged range is dubbed "the Roof of Africa" because it's the continent's largest massifs, with a subset called the Siemens Mountains, home to the Highlands' highest peak, Mount Ras Dejen, at 14,927 feet. One travel guide calls it "a mystical world of primeval forests, misty peaks, bizarre plants, and exotic stepping into an otherworldly paradise."  You might even spot rare wildlife such as the Walia ibex and Ethiopian wolf on your ascent, which can be accomplished in as little as two days round-trip.

It´s among Tripatini contributor Rohny Jones´s Africa´s 6 Tallest Mountains to Tackle.



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