Alpinism author Jon Krakauer wrote in Into Thin Air that it might be a much bigger problem to climb the second-highest peak of each continent, known as the Seven Second Summits – a feat that was not completed till January 2013. This dialogue had beforehand been published in an article titled The Second Seven Summits in Rock & Ice Magazine (#77) authored by the mountaineer and Seven Summits completer David Keaton.
The most spectacular portion is the North Central massifs within the Western Highlands; these kind the roof of Ethiopia, the best being Mount Ras Dejen at 14,872 toes (4,533 meters). Lake Tana (see picture)—Ethiopia’s largest inland lake and the primary reservoir for the Blue Nile River—is situated on this area, at an elevation of about 6,000 ft (1,800 meters). Another area, the Western Lowlands, are not what one would call low.
Sea level closer to the equator is a …Read More