School Trek - In the Simien Mountains
By: Stef Economides, Ipswich School
A great trip which saw all but two (one student , one teacher) reach the summit of Ras Deshen. The local agents were well organised and the trip ran smoothly from start to finish. In some respects, it was a little rushed at the beginning and some of the trekking was fairly tough for the group, especially the 3 days around the summit day. However, I believe the students got a great deal out of this trip and the diversity of the trip and the challenge provided was just about right overall. Would be difficult to be better...
This was my second trip to Ethiopia and this trip has just reinforced my feelings from the first trip, what an amazing place! It has lovely people, food, amazingly diverse culture, indescribably scenery, great wildlife, astonishing history and sights, great climate and, for an African country, even Addis is very safe. Couldn't recommend it highly enough and can't wait to go back.