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Monthly Program:

Adventures in Morocco

Date: 
Tue, 2022-09-27

The September 27 Mountaineers meeting will be in-person, with a hybrid adjunct. The presentation will feature James Hunter and Beth Cortright’s May 2022 expedition to Morocco. With two of their friends, they toured around central and western Morocco. They climbed the highest mountain in northern Africa, Mount Toubkal, and visited three caves in the Atlas Mountains. The Toubkal massif is an area of volcanic rocks which have weathered into alpine crests, cut by deep, narrow valleys. James and Beth will show photos and share stories of their travels in the cities, towns, and mountains of Morocco, where they stayed in Riads (traditional Moroccan houses), shopped in colorful markets, and ate many meals on rooftops.

James Hunter is a life-long resident of Los Alamos, active in rock climbing, caving, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. Beth Cortright has lived in Los Alamos for 10 years. She enjoys hiking, climbing, caving, and backpacking.

We welcome all to this Mountaineers’ meeting. Club meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, with a social hour at 6:45 PM and program at 7:00 PM. The presentation will be in-person at Los Alamos Nature Center; the slides will be live-streamed on Zoom. Registration is required and in-person seating is limited. Registration for both in-person or virtual attendance will be via PEEC – please do so at https://peecla.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/peecla/event.jsp?event=42861&.

Summit photo on Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in northern Africa, Morocco, and the Atlas Mountains (13,665 feet). Toubkal is an ultra prominent peak, the highest for over 2,000 km (1,200 mi) in any direction.

 

 

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