Tassemit to Toubkal, from Tarkeddid   64156
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1 Ait-Bou-Goumez valley
2 Jebel Rnim, 2404
3 Tassemit, 2248
4 Jebel Tizal, 3035
5 Jebel Azourki, 3677
6 Jebel Aïoui, 3325
7 Jebel Mesker, 3277, 155 km
8 Irhil-n-Igoudamene, 3516
9 3770
10 Assif Mgoun valley
11 3974
12 3985
13 3982
14 IRHIL M'GOUN, 4071
15 4001
16 3978
17 Tizi-n-Oumassine, 3650
18 Jebel Oumassine, 3883
19 Aslad, 3877
20 Tessaout sources plateau
21 S edge of the plateau, 3200 m
22 Jebel Siroua, 3304, 137 km
23 Jebel Tarkeddid, 3565
24 Jebel Inghamar, 3610
25 Igenouane, 3950
26 JEBEL TOUBKAL, 4167, 143 km
27 Taska-n-Zat, 3805
28 Tizi-n-Roghoult
29 Jebel Tignousti, 3825
30 Path at the base of Tarkeddid
31 3769
32 Direction Roghoult
33 3583


Location: Agouti (3540 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Morocco      Date: 28-12-2010
In this image, taken from the northernmost summit of the Tarkeddid ridge, one sees a large part of the Moroccan Atlas. It comes from 15 horizontal pictures taken with the Powershot G9, with a FOV of nearly 310 degrees.
The first mountains that emerge in the distance are those around the town of Beni-Mellal, halfway between Marrakech and Fes. Then the view moves to the mountains of Imilchil (see 7373). According to Udeuschle, one sees the 155 km far Jebel Mesker but not the slightly farther Jebel Ayachi, which at 3737 m is the top of the northern High Atlas. It is probably hidden behind Jebel Aïoui.
Note in this first part how the sky appears torn in darker and lighter regions, looking like thick rays of "clean" light and "dirty" shade. This is very typical of this section of the Atlas.
Next, the scenery is occupied by the M'Goun group, rising on the other side of the Tessaout sources plateau: see 6437 and 6566. Before the stratified balcony of the Tarkeddid ridge one can barely guess the presence of Jebel Siroua, a volcanic sentinel between the Atlas and the Anti Atlas. Under the hidden sun stands out the mass of Jebel Inghamar, 3610 m, the most imposing mountain between the two 4000 m Atlas massifs, M'Goun and Toubkal. To spot the latter in the background, at a distance of 145 km, one must know that it exists, but if this is the case, its profile is clearly discernible.
Jebel Inghamar dominates the Tichka pass, and I was actually going to climb it some ten days later, on the road back to Marrakech. The last mountains on the right separate the Tessaout region from the Aït-Bou-Goumez valley; on some maps they are grouped under the generic name of Jebel Ghat.
Larger version: www.panoramio.com/photo/75247208

GPS track: http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=11059192


Absolutely intriguing, as your other Morocco panoramas. What time of day is this? It seems that the flat December sun generates a particular mood not only in the Alps, but also in these much more southern mountain ranges. Cheers, Martin
2012/02/07 19:17 , Martin Kraus
2012/02/08 00:46 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Hello Alberto. A fantastic landscape. It's always something special for me to see landscapes that I have visited earlier, here in the panorama-format. Interesting with the sparse snow, it is just enough to emphasize the structure in the surface. LG Jan.
2012/02/08 22:30 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
(Martin) It was short before sunset. Exif says 18.20 but I suspect that the camera was still set on the time zone of central Europe, such that it was actually 17.20. #6437 came an hour later.
For people interested in the geography of the High Atlas, I have also loaded a Panoramio version, http://www.panoramio.com/photo/66400883
Please take care that the lower right corner, beyond the end of the snow, is invented from scratch by Photoshop's context-aware-fill tool. Use for navigation on the steep flanks of the Tarkeddid is at your own risk!
(Jan) You mean that you climbed the M'Goun as well?
2012/02/08 22:50 , Pedrotti Alberto
No, but roamed around on hiking-basis. I was there bird-watching two times, in 1990 and 1993. Around Boumalne are severel tracks to walk about in order to see among others Thickbilled Lark, Sandgrouses etc. Greetings Jan.
2012/02/08 23:34 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
I don't have any connection with the bird-watching environment. However, some years ago, while preparing a slideshow about Morocco, I met a web page that I found quite well-done: http://cocn.tarifainfo.com/viajes/200403marruec.html
2012/02/17 15:38 , Pedrotti Alberto

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