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The Simien Mountains, located in northern Ethiopia, offer spectacular landscapes; their highest peak is Ras Dashen at 4,543 m. Massive erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys, and sharp precipices dropping 1,500 m. The Simien National Park was one of the first locations to be recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site for its significance in biodiversity conservation of globally threatened species.