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The author: Evstafjev Nikolay, Moscow

 

Morocco: to grasp immense!
The photostory about a bicycle campaign

About the campaign. Route and participants
Photos:
Part 1. Entrances: Moscow - Amsterdam - Casablanca - Agadir
Part 2. Canyons of the Antiatlas
Part 3. Via outlying borders of Sahara
Part 4. The high Atlas. On a way to the High Atlas
Part 5. Marrakesh and Casablanca

On October, 24 - on November, 10 2003

Route:
Casablanca - Agadir - Tiznit - Tafraoute - Tata - Foum-Zguid - Mhamid - quarzazate - Imlil - Lac d'Ifni - Jbel Toubkal - Marrakesh Casablanca

Morocco is high mountains and desert, the forgotten world of canyons of Anti-Atlas and resort coast, a night life of ancient Marrakesh and customs of month Ramadan - such sated and various fortnight acquaintance to this surprising country appeared

Photos:

Part 4. The high Atlas On a way to the High Atlas

On a way to the High Atlas

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Line quarzazate -Marrakesh, the"promoted" tourist route. But our route is the other way.
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We are going on earth road along High Atlas range, toward to Lac d'Ifni lake - to the beginning of our ascent on Tizi-n-Ouanoume pass.
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Multi-coloured mountains...
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... And martian landscapes of tuff fields-
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the traces of volcanic activity
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Phantasmagoria of colors

The high Atlas: Lac d'Ifni lake, Tizi-n-Ouanoume pass, Jbel Toubkal

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Massif Jbel Toubkal from the part of Sahara (from the southeast)

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Natural dam of moraine Lac dIfni lake, 2315m
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Further only on foot
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Spending the night at 2841m
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Ascent on Tizi-n-Ouanoume pass
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Tizi-n-Ouanoume pass, 3667 m
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Open spaces of Sahara from the pass
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Descent to Atlantic, first steps
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Shelter 'Jbel Toubkal', 3207 m
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On the other side of mountains
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We had to interrupt the ascent on Mt. Jbel Toubkal (4167m) - the highest point of Atlas range and all northern Africa - at the altitude of 3820 m, as we did not have any special equipment to climb on a very dangerous ice-covered slope.
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Downwards, to Marrakesh, to people, to heat and the sun!
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