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‘The route was bodily demanding and technical, with some weak ice strains. The holds and small edges helped me to climb by means of a few of the tough strikes and sequences.’

While you consider Morocco, you in all probability don’t consider mountain climbing or mountaineering. You in all probability think about dry deserts, tagine, bazaars filled with spices and clothes, hookah lounges, and tea homes.

However in reality, Morocco does have mountaineering-worthy mountains. It additionally will get snow and ice. And whereas the Morocco mountaineering group there’s small (nearly nonexistent), there are some, like Rab athlete Faiçal Bourkiba, who’re main the cost.

Bourkiba had lengthy dreamed of climbing the face of Tazarhart, a mountain he can see from his own residence. However he was additionally unsure of his skills to securely get to the highest. Creating new routes in Morocco is additional harmful due to the shortage of rescue providers.

So he teamed up with one other Rab athlete with a life’s price of mountaineering expertise, Jeff Mercier.

He agreed to go to Bourkiba in Morocco, to indicate him the ropes (actually), and to shoot a brief movie in regards to the expertise of mountaineering in Morocco.

“I stay in Morocco, well-known for its blue skies, solar, trekking, and heat mountaineering holidays. Winter alpine and ice is nearly unexplored,” Bourkiba mentioned within the movie.

“There are not any rescue providers and solely a small climbing group. If one thing occurs to you, you’ll stay within the mountains. This provides an additional layer of danger that makes creating new routes much more harmful. But, regardless of the dangers, I couldn’t overlook in regards to the face. That was when Jeff made me a suggestion I couldn’t flip down.”

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Will Brendza

By Will Brendza

Will Brendza is a author, journalist, {and professional} misfit based mostly out of Boulder, Colorado. Will grew up on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, reenacting “Survivorman” episodes and learning books like “Hatchet,” “The Monkey Wrench Gang” and “Into the Wild”. He is written on subjects starting from hashish to native information, the atmosphere and, after all, out of doors gear and journey. If he is not banging tales out on his laptop, you’ll in all probability discover Will snowboarding or mountain biking (relying on the season)—or ingesting beer at some distant craft brewery.

Matters: Ice, Mountaineering, Climbing, Winter

Tags: Mountaineering, climbing

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