The First Phase of Ethiopian Venture took place in March and April 2000. During this time, 5 weeks of fieldwork were conducted in which 7 stalagmite samples and 28 tree-core samples were retrieved. The famine food survey was successfully completed in three areas and the results have been given to the United Nations Development Programme.

For full details of the work carried out, go to:

Climatic Reconstruction

Famine Foods


During both the recce (November 1999) and the fieldwork (March/April 2000) we sent back regular updates to the UK. The Expedition Update pages give a day-to-day feel of what it was like working in Ethiopia.