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Masada is a mountain with more history to it than most other mountains. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. The Dead Sea can be seen in the background if you look closely.

I arrived this southern part of the Dead Sea by a rental car that I had rented together with a Croatian traveller that I met in Egypt. Be aware there are no cheap places to stay for the night. Ein Gedi is the only settlement in the area, but it consists entirely of a resort. Me and the Croatian bought some beans and tortillas and eventually decided to park the car and sleep right in front of Masada. Under a beautiful night sky.

On the way, we had met some French siblings hitchhiking. They were also climbing Masada early in the morning to reach the sunrise, so I joined them on the way down. Here they are descending the majestic Masada.

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Additional Photos by Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 53 N: 572] (3082)
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