Monday, May 17, 2010
I have never climbed a mountain before. Jeff had climbed 3099 meters to the Buddhist Mountain Emei Shan in China. The closest I had come was hiking Mount Keira behind the University of Wollongong in Australia. A whole 464 meters. Not impressive.
Base Camp at 3207m
Kin, negotiating the path
Making our acsent up the scree
At the highest point in North Africa, on top of Jebel Toubkal
Jefff and I enjoying our first mountain hiked together
At this moment in time, Jeff was quite possibly the highest person in North Africa
Alex and Chris at the summit
The view from the top
Making the descent
Snow still covers the mountain in May
Ellis thinks 'To slip or to slide?'
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
You begin at the top of the falls, where you will come across Berber guides offering you a 1-2 hour hike around and to the bottom of the falls. We decided to come back another time to do the hike properly.
Descending the concrete steps, you will walk past many shops, restaurants, and if you are lucky enough, some Barbary monkeys!
With the warm temperature, it is important to cool off. If you don't want to totally immerse yourself and go for a quick or leisurely dip, you can always pay a mild 10 dirhams per person to board a raft and be paddled into the falls.