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The Mountains Look on Marrakech A Trek Along the Atlas Mountains

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By: Hamish M Brown(Author)
287 pages, 16 plates with colour photos
The Mountains Look on Marrakech
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After an initial visit of three months to the Atlas Mountains in 1965, well-known travel writer, climber and photographer Hamish Brown has been back every year since, and The Mountains Look on Marrakech is something of a love story about one man's lifelong devotion to the Atlas Mountains and the Berber Highlanders who so strongly remind us of Scottish history, although in a harsher, bigger world where storms and flash floods can cause havoc.

Hamish makes light of what was a complicated and notable journey with endless passes, gorges and peaks taken in. With his wide knowledge of the Atlas and careful planning, the journey was kept in steady flow despite the many hazards, but it is the many cameos of description, meetings with villagers, entertaining folk tales, etc. which will beguile the reader and surely make this one of the classic stories of modern adventuring.


- Prologue
- The Learning Curve
- Journey to Taza
- Discovering the Middle Atlas
- Across Melwiya
- The Lhasa of Morocco
- To La Valee Hereaux
- Rounding Rhat
- Tessaout to Telouet
- Mostly Zat
- Of Old Familiar Places
- Topping Toubkal
- Westward Ho!
- Uf the Nfis
- Guenfis Meadow, Tichka Plateau
- The Ridge of a Hundred Peaks
- Down to the Sea


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Hamish Brown is a professional writer, lecturer and photographer specialising in mountain, outdoor, travel and related topics, etc. the editor has written over 20 books including Hamish's Mountain Walk, his first and award-winning book. He is also a frequent contributor to magazines, the press, radio scripts and book illustrations and has become an inveterate wanderer. Other notable books include The Last Hundred; 25 Walks, Fife; 25 Walks, Skye; and Kintail, Along the Fife Coastal Path; Speak to the Hills and Seton Gordon's Scotland, an anthology.

Biography / Memoir SPECIAL OFFER
By: Hamish M Brown(Author)
287 pages, 16 plates with colour photos
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