High Atlas of Morocco: From Arous to Amniter (April 2013)

Section 2: Abachkou to Tarbat-n-Tirsal

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Small village after Abachkou.

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Isolated Kasbah further up toward Tizi n-Tighist.

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Village of Ighboula, with Jebel Tadaghast in the background

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Tizi n-Tighist (2399m), looking eastward.

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Petroglyphs on slabs of pink sandstone at Tizi-n-Tighist. These engravings are said to be several thousand years (3000?) old. Some represent battle scenes with horses, carriages, spears, shields (circular shapes), ...

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Village of Iskad below Tizi-n-Tighist.

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Village of Tagassalt further down in the same valley.

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Village of Tarbat-n-Tirsal. It consists of several groups of houses.

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We spent two nights in Tarbat-n-Tirsal in a local house.

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The Jebel Rat ridge seen from Tarbat-n-Tirsal. Its highest point (3781m) is hidden by the rightmost summit in these two pictures.

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After the first night in Tarbat-n-Tirsal, I climbed to the ridge of Jebel Rat with Majid, my friendly host in Tarbat-n-Tirsal.

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Underneath the rock band.

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Majid crossing a snow patch.

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On the ridge. (The villages of Iskad and Tagassalt are visible in the first photo.)

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View over Tarbat-n-Tirsal from the ridge.

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