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The High Atlas
Treks and climbs on Morocco's biggest and best mountains by Hamish Brown
Inspirational book packed with anecdotes and insights about the best treks and climbs in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, in North Africa, and drawn from the author's 50-year experience. Illustrated with dazzling photographs of the mountains and also the mountain people, the Berbers. 48 routes including Jbel Toubkal, Tazekka and Igdat. More...
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The High Atlas mountains of North Africa offer some of the finest trekking and climbing in the world, with hospitable guides, a good climate for much of the year and an almost untouched mountaineering potential. Once you’ve experienced the contrasting landscapes, romantic cities and welcoming people of Morocco, it’s easy to become hooked.
A narrative of the author’s explorations over half a century, this is a guidebook like no other and could have been written by no one else. It describes some of the biggest and best mountain treks and climbs, routes long and short, difficult and easy, illustrated with pictures that show the rich culture of the Berber people. It is sure to be the inspiration for many fascinating Moroccan expeditions.
All the biggest and best summits including...
- Jbel Toubkal (4167m) – the highest mountain in North Africa
- Tazekka – covered right to the top by magnificent cedar forests
- Igdat – first climbed in an extraordinary feat of mountaineering by Joseph Thomson in 1888
- Ouaougoulzat – a popular ski-mountaineering destination
- The improbable ascent of the Cathedral rock tower
- Tizi Mkorn – between the desert gorges of Dadès and Todra
- The peaks around the rim of the Tichka Plateau