Mountains of Morocco: Day 4

The long ridgeline of l’Ighil Mgoun takes us to the summit of Mgoun at 4068m. After enjoying the sensational views we make a quick descent to Oulilimt, close to the springs of the Mgoun Assif. Camp is at 2800m.

DO YOU KNOW: The Arab word for Morocco is al-Mamlakat al-Maghribiyyah which refers to Morocco’s location on the map of Africa. What does the Arab word translate to?

ANSWER: The Western Kingdom

DID YOU KNOW: The area surrounding l’Ighil Mgoun consists of a solid chalk mass morphologically dominated by tabular zones reaching an altitude of 2,500 m extending from Azilal to Ouarzazate. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Grand Canyon in Colorado, USA with its high plateau, its gorges, box canyons, and its peaks sometimes splintered by erosion.

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