Ras N'ouanoukrim

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Ras N'ouanoukrim
Photo by Rona Allan, all rights reserved.

With passes over 3000 and a good dozen of over 4000 meter peaks "Idr-ren Dr-ren", so the name of the local Berber tribes, draw many enthusiastic climbers to the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. As an important base for tours in the Toubkal area serves the Neltner Hut (or Refuge du Toubkal) of the CAF Casablanca in the Mizane valley, situated at an altitude of more than 3200 meters. The best season for skiing the period from January to April is a possibility. We spent one week in March 2001 for skiing in Morocco and climbed on 20th of March this beautiful mountain.

Early in the morning we began our climb. First we had to carry our skis again like yesterday. We followed the Mizane Valley to the south and at 9:00 am we arrived at the pass Tizi n'Ouagne (approx. 3750 m). After easy rock climbing we reached a field of gravel which led us to the summit after one and half hours from the pass. Wonderful conditions again, weather, view and snow were excellent. After a break it was easy to collect the next 4000 m summit: Timesguida we reached in a 30 minute walk.

Elevation (feet): 13,396
Elevation (meters): 4,083
Continent: Africa
Country: Morocco
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Agadir, Marrakesch
Convenient Center: Imlil

Thanks to Uwe Kraus for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

There are 3 trip reports for Ras N'ouanoukrim.

  • Log #16319 - by C M Pearson on Sep 30, 20033.00 stars
    Requires a bit of handwork for a couple of hundered feet or so, shortly after leaving the tiz but a better day out than Toubkal because of this. The views were superb, with valleys seen which are not...
  • Log #16320 - by Diego SahagĂșn on Sep 29, 20033.00 stars
    I have to say that the story that I counted in my summit log entry happened in the early Spring of '99 instead of '98. I hope you'll forgive me for this unfortunate incident.
  • Log #16321 - by Diego SahagĂșn on Sep 29, 20033.00 stars
    The first time that I reach Ras n'Ouanoukrim I went with a friend and reached as well Timesguida. In 1.998 I was climbing alone, first Timesguida and then Ras. The base in both cases was a tent...