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Oukameiden
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Oukameiden

 
Oukameiden

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: high atlas, Morocco, Africa

Object Title: Oukameiden

Elevation: 10498 ft / 3200 m

 

Page By: salimr

Created/Edited: Dec 20, 2004 / May 28, 2006

Object ID: 153459

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Overview

In this mountain, you can find the highest ski station ( the only one ) in Africa.

Due to the fact that there's a lift, a lot of people don't climb it but go to the top and then make ski or visit the top.

The easiest route is easy, even in winter. Only problem is during powerfull wind because the route go through the ridge

Getting There

from marrakech : bus and taxi to the station of l'Oukameiden ( about 70 km from marrakech at 2600 m)

From the station, follow the road until the Tizi oukameiden. Turn at your left and make the round from the small hill using the right route.
When you have reached the foot of the ridge, follow (direction E) the rocks route.
Count about 2 at 3 hours to reach the top at 3200 m.
At the top, go near the lift and take the coomb which is at the right side of the lift.
Reaching the middle of the lift way, pass the left ridge and continue snow-boarding at the left from the lift in the big coomb, until you reach the start of the lift.

Material : forecast -> raquets, cramps, ski or snow-board

Red Tape

You have to pay a fee from 10 MAD to get in the station.
No parking pass required butt you have to pay the guard ( 10 mad/day)

The lift works when there's snow it's mean from novembre to may

When To Climb

all the year
Count 1 to 2 hours without snow
Count 2 to 3 hours with snow

Camping

camping is allowed without fees but few structure
huts : 1/ chalet du club alpin francais ( tel : see up ) : 80 mad/night
2/ chez juju : cottage, count 200 mad/night
3/ hotel kenzi : count 400 per night

Mountain Conditions

for current conditions, call the 'chalet du club alpin francais' there :
. ask for Me Michele/phone number : 00212-44-31-90-36( be carefull : only french speaking)

Miscellaneous Info

On the plateau, there are prehistorical paint ( from -7000 years before JC until - 1000 y before JC), which were made by different kind of civilisations :

. the lybique people
. the african people which travelled from the south of the desert to Morroco
. people which came from the arabic area ( Yemen, Hadramout)

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