Imaradene

Elevation (feet): 11,650
Elevation (meters): 3,551
Continent: Africa
Country: Morocco
Range/Region: High Atlas
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Marrakech
Convenient Center: Taroudant

Thanks to TIM DOWN for adding this peak.

Imaradene is situated on the northern edge of the Tichka Plateau, which lies to the west of the Tizi N Test Pass and north of Taroudant.

It is rarely visited by Westerners. Indeed, in the eight days we were on the trail we saw no other Europeans. It is in technical terms no more than a tough walk over shattered rock, but there are spectacular views from the top and a true sense of isolation. The Tichka Plateau is notable for its greenness in an otherwise extremely harsh landscape and its consequent habitation during the summer months by shepherds and goatherds. Good maps of this region are not readily available.

Those wishing to visit should contact the Moroccan Mountain Guides Association. A knowledge of French is essential. Good luck, It will be worth the effort.

Thanks to TIM DOWN for this description.