Ethiopia (November-December 2013)

Korem to Tenta (6): From Camp 10 to Magdala

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Soon after leaving Camp 10, we reached the rim of the plateau and started our descent into another canyon (River Beshlo).

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We stopped under this old olive tree. According to locals, King Tewodros II also stopped under this tree while retreating toward Magdala.

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Last village during the descent.

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Further down during the long descent the scenery became dryer.

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Crossing River Beshlo. Nobody lives there (except, temporarily, a few herders). Again I suspect that during the rainy season this area is infected by malaria-prone mosquitoes.

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Our 10th camp further up on the other side of the river, with local herders.

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On the next day we climbed further up toward Magdala and stopped by this 4th market. It was early and people were still pouring in.

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In the early hours, the market seemed to be a good place for women to meet and make fashion statements.

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Serving fried breakfast donuts in a small restaurant of the market.

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Gebrehiwet enjoying tela (local beer).

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On our way to Magdala beyond the 4th market, looking back to our path since Camp 10.

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Approaching the first Magdala hill.

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Other sections of the trek:

-             Korem to Camp 2

-             Camp 2 to Camp 4 (Muja)

-             Camp 4 (Muja) to Camp 6

-             Camp 6 to Camp 9

-             Camp 9 to Camp 10

-             Camp 10 to Magdala

-             Magdala to Tenta

 

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