gm project   ⏤   exploration      (work in progress)

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At the age of thirty, in 1909, Montandon spent eleven months exploring south-western Ethiopia, particularly Ghimirra, a region close to Sudan, travelling through unknown lands. On his return to Switzerland, he published the account of his journey. The detailed descriptions, illustrated with photographs, diagrams and maps cover all aspects of life in the southwestern provinces. The unpublished documents he published opened up the most eminent geographical societies in England, France, Italy and Switzerland, where he was called upon to give lectures.