|Church in the sky: A priest at Abuna Yemata Guh, a church 2,500 feet high on a clifftop in northern Ethiopia|
- Abuna Yemata Guh has been on the clifftop on Northern Ethiopia since 5th century AD
- To visit requires a six-metre climb up sheer wall of rock with no ropes and crossing narrow ledges with 200m drops
- Lonely Planet Traveller features the church in a new 'bookazine' of the most inspiring destinations
It would certainly be a test of even the most faithful's devotion.
At 2,500 feet, Ethiopa's 'church in the sky' is arguably the most inaccessible place of worship on earth, perched on top of a vertical spire of rock, with sheer, 650 feet drops on all sides.
To reach the extraordinary church on a clifftop in Tigray, one must scale a sheer 19 feet-high wall of rock without any climbing ropes or harnesses, inching along narrow ledges and crossing a rickety makeshift bridge.
|Beautiful: The church was quarried from the rock on the mountain in 5th century AD by Egyptian priest Father Yemata|
|Devoted: Some priests have not left the mountaintop for 30 to 40 years|