Thursday, October 4, 2012

Towering High rocks in the Ennedi Desert


Ennedi plateau also known as the Ennedi Desert lies in north-eastern Chad, Africa. This is one of the most inaccessible in the middle of the Sahara.

Travel to the area is difficult and dangerous due to the state of poverty, lack of tourist facilities, and political unrest. But this time, the area is accessible by 4x4 vehicles although no regular way.

The area is full of interesting sandstone formations, rocks, and hundreds of natural arches, including the Aloba arch has a height of almost 120 meters and is one of the world's most spectacular arch. In addition to the geology, petroglyphs or rock paintings are found in this place.

In the south there are some gueltas Ennedi (with desert), Guelta d'Archei near Fada City is a popular one. Lake is the main source of water in the desert which is frequented by many people and camels are endless. On the lake there is even this desert crocodiles eat fish and camel dung.

In 2012, a team led by climber Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold, James Pearson, Tim Kepler, and Renan Ozturk became the first mountaineer Ennedi arch which has the largest scale.

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