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Atlas Mountains, Morocco  
   

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

This is Morocco!
Cold Country, Hot Sun

January 3rd 2015
Morocco has an odd reputation as being a cold country which it most definitely is in January. It was especially cold high up at 3,200 meters in the Atlas Mountains at the Refuge de Mouflons where I spent the night before my summit attempt of Jbel Toubkal at 4,167 meters and subsequent grueling return hike to Imlil. There was definitely no sign of a hot sun or anything hot aside from all the tajine ... read more
Africa » Morocco

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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9th January 2015

Great climb!
I love Morocco in the winter and especially those Atlas Mountains. How wonderful that you were able to summit without a guide and at your own pace. What a perfect way to end this leg of your travels!
10th January 2015

Thanks! Definitely the highlight and primary objective of my trip to Morocco but I'll have to return in fall or spring someday to see more of the country with the hot sun.

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