Mountaineering in the Moroccan High Atlas (Paperback)

By Des Clark

Cicerone Press Limited, 9781852846114, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2011

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The Atlas mountains stretch across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, reaching their highest peaks in the High Atlas range of Morocco. In terms of mountaineering they are at a stage of development and exploration comparable to that of the European Alps 100 years ago. There are countless unclimbed snow gullies, rarely traversed ridges and largely unexplored areas, just waiting to be discovered.

This guide provides single and multi-day winter walks, climbs and scrambles over 40 selected peaks, all no less than 3000m, so that routes from right across the range are covered. These provide a huge variety of scenery and terrain for walkers, climbers and scramblers.

With daily flights to Marrakech from Europe, access to this remarkable range is becoming increasingly easy. The High Atlas mountains of Morocco offer a wealth of mountaineering potential and exploration to those willing to embrace the challenge and adventure.

About the Author

Des Clark is a qualified International Mountain Leader who has his permanent home in southern Morocco, close to the High Atlas mountains. Here he runs his own mountaineering and trekking business, guiding trips in winter, spring and autumn throughout the Atlas range.