Today is the summit day, so we leave from our campsite around 04:00 AM morning the path winds its way over eight kilometers and ascends up 1400 m to Ras Dashen. It begins by climbing steeply through barley fields and fallow land before clearing the vegetation zone and reaching the mountain steppe, at around 3700 m. From there it flattens out, as it traverses ridges in the shadow of Ras Dashen. Just below Dashen Pass at around 4250 m, an impressive moraine can be seen. A moraine consists of material transported by a glacier and before being deposited. This moraine was formed 20,000 to 14,000 years ago in the last Ice Age when the Semien Mountain tops had small ice caps. The final stretch to the summit involves an exciting climb and scramble up and over large boulders, before reaching the summit. From the top of Ras Dashen at an altitude of 4543 m, we are sure to be mesmerized by the far-ranging views which span more than 10,000 square kilometers. To the west the steep faces of peaks in the national park are visible, whilst the Tekeze Valley is visible to the north and the east. Returning from the summit we retrace our steps along the same path back to our camp at Ambiquo.