The Gorge Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

11.1
FIETS
12.6 mi
DISTANCE
5,201 ft
GAINED
6.9 %
AVG. GRADE

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This 12.6 mile bike climb is located in North Shewa, Amhara, Ethiopia. The average gradient is 6.9% and there is a total elevation gain of 5,201 ft, finishing at 8,136 ft.

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I have a few photos on the way down, but was too busy cycling on the way up on the other side. Here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9c3deogj1b8yb9f/AAD3TTj9joGFhFbTvgn5v420a?dl=0

All taken with a simple camera in 2012.

 

You will also find some photos in google by searching “blue nile gorge”. The waterfalls that the search returns, I have not seen. It is not at the crossing.

 

Do you want me to contact some of the good photographers on the tour to ask them if they have some good photos for you????

 

 

Another nice hill in Ethiopia is “Aba Golja”

https://www.strava.com/segments/1697134

 

Even better would be to connect these two parts together:

https://www.strava.com/segments/3482771 from km 40

and

https://www.strava.com/segments/1697102 to km 35

This is after crossing the border from Sudan (at 500m above sea lever) up to the highlands of Ethiopia (at 2500m above sea level).

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Subject:        
        The Gorge Climb - Ethiopia
From:        
Daniel Wood <weetbicks@me.com>        (Add as Preferred Sender)        
Date:        Thu, Aug 31, 2017 3:48 pm
To:        john@pjammcycling.com
hi John,

Pal Fritsvold mentioned the other day you were working on a top 100 climbs in the world for 2018 and The Blue Nile Gorge climb in Ethiopia was among them. He was asking for photos of the climb you may use.  I don’t have many great ones, but here are a few I have, feel free to use them or not.  I did the climb as part of the Tour d’Afrique in 2013.

These are just smaller versions given sending over email, I can supply full version if need be,  they’re not great!


There were professional (and very good amateur ) photographs on our trip who I’m sure (and in fact know) have amazing photos of it, they’ve all been notified of this on facebook so hopefully they share their photos.

cheers
Daniel