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Blog for June 9th, 2015

June 9th, 2015
Morocco, Up to Tizi n'Tacheddirt and exploring Adrar Angour (3,616m)
After illness rest at Tacheddirt

Feeling good
After the previous days rest I was feeling much better and food seemed to be staying inside me so I could resume my ascent to Tizi n'Tacheddirt
Previous days rest place
Looking down to Tacheddirt from roadside
One fork at the start of the path is beside the road where a stream crosses. This was an ideal spot to fill up with water for the day
Path directly from Tacheddirt
Looking down to Tacheddirt
In order to save weight I hid my tent and camping equipment. Tizi n'Tacheddirt is popular so I chose a large rock part way up the hill well out of sight. It was under a sheltered area of the rock so would be protected from the weather
Looking up to start of walk
Way up
The route I chose contoured around and then descended slightly to cross a stream and up along a broad spur covered in small rocks
Looking north to Adrar n'Ouhattar ridge
Looking north to Adrar n'Ouhattar ridge
The spur had some grass growing between the rocks and a shepherd was grazing his goats. I went over and had a chat
Looking up to area before area east of Adrar Angour
Area east of Adrar Angour
Looking down to Tacheddirt
Looking north west to Oukaimeden
Scramble up
The final part of the route was up a section of easy scrambling

The actual summit is an open flat area
Final part of Adrar Angour ascent
Flat summit of Adrar Angour (3,616m)
Looking west to Tizi n'ou Addi col
Return route
Rather than go back the way I'd ascended I went down the other spur of the area to the south of Adrar Angour and then weaved a line down to the col

I could see the shepherd I met earlier sitting lower down on a rock admiring the view. It was nice to think he still enjoyed his surroundings even though he probably spent most days in the same hills
Descent route ridge in foreground with Anrhemer behind
Finding equipment
I then had to retrieve my camping equipment that I had hidden earlier in the day. It should be easy to find as it was under the shelter of a huge rock

Looking down I had a good view and could easily see a large rock. Unfortunately I could see several other large rocks
Looking north
After looking behind several rocks I found the right one and loaded my rucksack with the camping equipment

The evening weather was great so I put the tent up at Tizi n'Tacheddirt and wandered around taking photographs
View from wild camping spot at Tiz n'Tacheddirt
Looking towards Anrhemer from Tizi n'Tacheddirt
Looking east at Tizi n'Tacheddirt
Looking east at Tizi n'Tacheddirt