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... It took us 3.5 hours to reach the summit where you could buy beer and jewellery and we met some other groups. Great achievement, great views, great company, great trip :-)
Headed back down and straight in the van back to Gondar where we checked in to the hotel and had a couple of celebratory drinks before crashing - not as early as our 9pm camp nights not much later, shattered!
Due to having no internet for days and days, I have got a little behind but I can still remember everything so I will complete this bit in the next few days.
Basically, I drove back down the mountain after seeing some very rare Walia Ibex ...
... and bounds since my shorter spottier days, Dorset was a highlight but I don't remember anything being Sub-Saharan.
The group leader and two other teachers explained that the trip had cost the girls 2,700 Euros each but had to be raised by each of them by doing jobs and car washes and shopping bag packing at supermarkets etc. It was a nice idea I suppose and made it seem less of a spoilt rich-girl thing ...
... dangerous than hiking without but when Tasfaim threw a rock at a small begging child, I decided I was team gun.
This sounds as though I'm incapable of throwing a rock at a small child, but I'm not. I was really good at it back when I was also a child, it's frowned upon past the age of 14 or so and I naturally grew out of it, that doesn't mean that I couldn't quickly get reacquainted with it, if the time, place and rock ...
My mini bus picked me up at 8 and a large amount of Ethiopian faffing followed before we actually got on the road. I was still cursing the price of the trip but I was determined not to let it ruin the event itself. I need to work on this travel-regret, the practice of doing something and then thinking that you should have done something else. It’s essentially the same as normal regret but it only ...