Bwahit

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Mount Bwahit (or Buahit) is a peak of the Simien Mountains in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. At 4,430m (14,530ft) above sea level, it is the third highest mountain in Ethiopia and the 13th highest mountain of Africa.

The route starts from Debark, where you can get your Simien Mountain permit and armed scout, you can get a 4x4 to a viewpoint from where you can walk along ridge to Sankaber (3,200m), from there, you trek to Geech (3,600m) and Chennek via Imet Gogo (3,926m) and Inataye (4,070m)

En route, you will see Gelada baboons, Simien ibex and various large birds of prey such as Lammergeyer vultures, falcons and Augar buzzards.

The summit of Bwahit (4,430 m / 14,530 ft) is reached following an early start from Chennek camp along the Simien ridge and a relatively steady climb to the broad summit plateau. There you are rewarded with a 360 degree view of the Simien range.

Elevation (feet): 14,534
Elevation (meters): 4,430
Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Latitude: 13.300469
Longitude: 38.327694
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Nearest major airport: Gondar
Convenient Center: Debark

Thanks to LTCM for adding this peak.

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  • Log #22497 - by LTCM on Nov 30, 2014
    Mount Bwahit (or Buahit) is a peak of the Simien Mountains in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. At 4,430m (14,530ft) above sea level, it is the third highest mountain in Ethiopia and the 13th highest...