Trek around Djebel Toubkal (June 2003)

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My daughter Laurence and I did a trek to and around Djebel Toubkal (4167m, the highest peak in Morocco) in June 2003. These are photos of this trek. The itinerary is covered by the 100K topographic map ″Oukaimeden″: click here to see the map.

 

The trail above Imlil (start of the trek).

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Reaching the Toubkal refuge.

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The refuge seen from above at the beginning of the ascent of Jebel Toubkal.

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View of surrounding peaks during the ascent.

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Left: trails in the scree below the summit. Right: at the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m).

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View (toward the east) from the summit.

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Jebel Ouanoukrim (4088m) seen during the ascent of Tizi-n-Ouanoums (pass).

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View from Tizi-n-Ouanoums, with lake Ifni (small blue patch) at the bottom.

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Narrow gully below Tizi-n-Ouanoums.

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Midway during the descent toward lake Ifni.

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Approaching lake Ifni.

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Left: lake Ifni. Right: steep scree on the side of the lake, with a daring goat track.

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Village of Imhilene and its valley.

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Village of Armsouzart. From there we climbed to Tizi-n-Ourai.

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Flowers along the trail.

 

Laurence looking toward the south on our way up to Tizi-n-Ourai.

 

Reaching Tizi-n-Ourai.

 

View toward the north from Tizi-n-Ourai, on our way to Azib Likemt. Note the small nomad camp (white tent) near Assif Tinzart (river).

 

Azib Likemt.

 

 

View during the ascent of Tizi-n-Likemt.

 

Views from Tizi-n-Likemt toward the valley of Tacheddirt.

 

During the descent from Tizi-n-Likemt toward Tacheddirt.

 

Village of Tacheddirt.

 

 

Late afternoon view of Djebel Aksouat from Tacheddirt.

 

Left: ground covered with yellow flowers at the start of our early morning ascent of Tizi-n-Tacheddirt. Right: reaching Tizi-n-Tacheddirt.

 

Starting our descent from Tizi-n-Tacheddirt toward the valley of Oued Ourika.

 

Juniperus along the trail.

 

 

Local farm.

 

Village of Ibassene.

 

Village of Timichchi, where we reached Oued Ourika.

 

Small village and fields further down in the valley of Oued Ourika.

 

Green terraces of the village of Tamatert, seen from our trail (first photo below) and beginning of the trail above Oued Ourika to reach this village (second photo).

 

 

Left: reaching the village of Setti Fadma on Oued Ourika (end of our trek). Right: Laurence′s hand after a visit to a henna lady on the Jemaa el-Fna square in Marrakesh.

 

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