These mountains are already represented on this site (see N.1648), but I thought that it was useful to load the picture, since here you can see them in a more wintry version.
I have beautiful memories of this Toubkal ascent. On December 08, landing in Marrakech, for the first time I set foot outside Europe. In the early morning of the following day I was loading the bicycle at one corner of the still deserted Djemaa-El-Fna, which was slowly awakening and preparing to honour for one more day its reputation as «the maddest square in the world». That evening I was already alone and isolated on the mountains, unfolding my sleeping bag outside the Muslim shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, at 2300, halfway between the little village of Imlil and the Toubkal refuge. Next morning - say, 24 hours after leaving Marrakech - I was on top, while in the afternoon I was climbing Timesguida and Ras-n-Ouanoukrim, the leftmost peaks that you see here.
The view here is taken not from the summit, but some dozens of metres below.
For topographical precision, I report that on Hamish Brown, The High Atlas, Cicerone 2012 - widely quoted in the discussion to my best-selling (?!!) N.12604 - one finds several mountains downgraded in height. The ones affected in this picture are:
- Afella, 4043 -> 4015, thus leapfrogged by Akioud;
- Biguinoussene, 4002 -> 3990, thus disappearing from the list of Moroccan 4000s, a destiny in common with Iferouane, towering over the valley of Azib Likemt (see N.16788), and now downgraded 4001 -> 3996.
The source (maybe SRTM ??) for these new data is not quoted.