Erta Ale Photo: 'first military camp, with Erta Ale 12 km in the background' by Wolfgang Piecha
photo taken at: 3:44 pm 19 Oct 2014
first military camp, with Erta Ale 12 km in the background
Ethiopia | Erta Ale
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Permits are necessary and can be obtained in Mekele. Military protection is compulsory. Soldiers join each group on its 12 km walk from this camp to the peak. On the crater rim, in a second military camp, every visitor gets another military escort for the walk around the magma lake.