Saturday, 21 July 2012

Summer News Update - Future Hope

A full series of news items are on the main website

This is a link to the article about the children's summer holiday programme

This is a link to the last annual newsletter

Peaks of the High Atlas

Pictures from my recent trip to the Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains Expedition - July 2012

The Atlas Mountains  extend about 2,500 km through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert.
I visited the region with my 16 year old son, Tom (who has just finished GCSE Exams). During the week we were in the mountains we climbed -:
Toubkal  at  4,167 metres (13,671 ft), is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains (and in North Africa).
Ighil Mgoun, at 4,071 metres (13,356 ft) is the fourth highest peak of the Atlas Mountains.   Ighil Mgoun is the highest point of the Mgoun massif, the second highest massif in North Africa after the Toubkal  region.


The population of the Atlas Mountains are predominantly Berbers, (the main indigenous ethnic tribal group of North Africa west of the Nile Valley).

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Morocco Photos (2)

More photos from the Aït Bouguemez - Taken in the local Koranic School and also on the high pastures at about 2500m (where the nomadic families graze their flocks in the summer).

Morocco Photos

I have just spent ten days in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco - Climbing more mountains (pictures of those will follow).

These pictures are of the fantastic Aït Bouguemez region (one of the ares of the Atlas mountains that remains very traditional)