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Cicerone Guides: Trekking in the Atlas Mountains: Toubkal, Mgoun Massif and Jebel Sahro

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Karl Smith

160 pages, colour illus, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Apr 2004 | Edition: 2 | #175823 | ISBN: 1852844213
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

About this book

The Atlas Mountains of Morocco offer an incredible variety of scenery, climate and terrain, where the Berbersi way of life has changed little in a thousand years. There are also opportunities to walk and climb throughout the year, making it a particularly desirable destination for the outdoor enthusiast. This new edition, now fully updated, provides you with all the information to help make your trip a successful one. The guide includes: a useful introduction providing all the practical advice you will require as a visitor to Morocco; detailed descriptions of walks to the three regions of Toubkal, Mgoun Massif and Jebel Sahro; a separate chapter on other areas for walking in Morocco; and a comprehensive appendix outlining useful addresses, bibliography and a glossary and information on the traverses, ski-touring possibilities.

This little book certainly whets the appetite and supplies you with all the basic information to start you off. Karl has specifically targeted walkers with the routes in this book. Ideal for those who fancy something quite different. The Atchison-Jones Walker's Pocket Book 2007


Contents

Contents Preface to the third edition Introduction The Appeal of the Atlas Geography and Geology Climate - When to Go Vegetation and Wildlife History and Culture - the Berbers Environmental Issues Using this Book Getting There Travel within the Country Visa Requirements Travel Advice 30 Sleeping and Eating What to Take Health Matters Emergency Services Maps and Where to Obtain Them Interacting with Local People Mule Hire and Local Guides Marrakech The Toubkal Region Access The Mizane Valley: Imlil and Around Peripheral Bases Mountain Refuges Excursions from the Toubkal Refuge Excursions from the Lepiney Refuge Excursions from Tacheddirt Excursions from Oukaimeden A Circuit of the Toubkal Region Outlying Summits The Mgoun Massif Provisions Access Valley Bases (Mule Hire and Local Guides) Tabant to Iskattafene A Circuit of the Region Other Excursions in the Mgoun Area Jebel Sahro Access 124 Town Supplies Supplies en Route Bases A Circuit of the Region Escape Routes Other Areas Jebel Sirwa The Western High Atlas The Eastern High Atlas The Middle Atlas The Todra and Dades Gorges Appendix 1: Other Possibilities Appendix 2: Bibliography Appendix 3: Glossary Appendix 4: Arabic Numbers

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Biography

Karl Smith has been a keen walker and climber since his childhood, growing up on the fringes of the Lake District. A former trekking guide, Karl has worked in Greece, the Alps, Nepal and Turkey as well as Morocco. He has written several other guides, including The Mountains of Turkey (also published by Cicerone Press). Karl is currently Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, with a particular interest in small-scale tourism and adventure tourism. He is married with a daughter, Abigail, and still runs walking tours in his spare time - most recently in the Pindos Mountains, Greece, and on the via ferrata around Lake Garda, Italy.

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