Ras Dashen is the highest mountain in Ethiopia and the fourth highest mountain in Africa. It reaches a maximum height of 15,158 ft above sea level. It is just one part of the Simen Mountains, a range of volcanic mountains.

Simen Mountains National Park is located at the base of the mountain. The mountain and its surrounding area is home to a few rare animals including the walia ibex, the simien jackal, and the gelada baboon.

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