We camped for several days in the Simien Mountains National Park in Northern Ethiopia, about 100 km north of the city of Gondar. It is a Unesco World Heritage site, a series of high plateaus with towering peaks above 4000 meters including Mount Dashen, possibly the 4th highest peak in Africa. Simiens is known for several large mammal species that are endangered and for the dramatic views, enhanced by rapid changes in weather and dramatic lighting. I was with Chris Jordan and Aleco Chigounis, and it was a once in a lifetime chance to see an amazing part of Ethiopia that is off the normal parth for my coffee travels. -Tom