Mountains of Morocco: Day 1

Welcome to our Mountains of Morocco expedition.  Today is a very exciting day where we meet our entire trekking/climbing team in Marrakech and prepare for departure to the High Atlas Mountains.  Each day you can check out our SPOT tracker post to see where we are and listen to an audio update about our adventures.  When we can, we’ll try to upload pictures as well.  In the meantime, there will be some “Did you Knows” posted each morning so you can learn more about Morocco and the High Atlas Mountains.  We’re glad to have you along on this expedition.

DO YOU KNOW: What is the capital city of Morocco?

Answer: Rabat

DID YOU KNOW: Marrakech was founded in 1062. Its nickname is “Ochre City”. Why? Because the red walls and various buildings of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122-1123, were constructed in red sandstone. Some even call it the “Red City”.

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