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Tigrai rock hewn churches up cliffs and four middle aged ladies

Abuma Yemata Guh, Tigrai, north east Ethiopia

We had read about this little church near Hawzien enclosed in this huge perpendicular rock which had been hacked into some five hundred years ago to house this little gem. We had also read accounts of the hazardous and hair raising climb to reach it. No ropes, no chains, no harness. Just sheer rock face and clinging fingers.

Our first view of Abuma Yemata Guh

Our first view of Abuma Yemata Guh

trekking towards rock pillar

trekking towards rock pillar

Ticket man

Ticket man

making our way up

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