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MDS 2019 Stage 5

5
RICH MBIRIKA
EST JEBEL ZIREG
42.2 Km
12/04/2019 - 07H00 ● 10H00
12H
 
START 1ST GROUP 07H00

CLOSURE

CP1 + 04H20 (11H20)
CP2 + 07H00 (14H00)
CP3 + 09H30 (16H30)
START 2nd GROUP 10H00

CLOSURE

CP1 + 02H20 (12H20)
CP2 + 04H00 (14H00)
CP3 + 06H30 (16H30)
K 0
Head NORTH (course 11°) on slightly stony plateau.
K 1
Climb mount RICH MBIRIKA.
K 2.1
Summit. Head NORTH (course 10°). Small dunes to your left.
K 2.6
Turn left. Head NNW (course 330°) until wadi bank (follow route marking to avoid water).
K 3.0
Exit wadi by following signs. Head WEST (course 271°).
K 6.7
Head SW (course 215°) towards difficult ascent. Average slope of 25% until summit. Succession of sandy and rocky sections in ascent.
K 8.5
Summit of djebel EL OTFAL. Turn left for approximately one hundred metres.
K 8.7
Turn right to reach wadi bed.
K 9.7
End of descent in wadi bed. Cross the very stony plains.
K 10.3
Tumulus to your left. More or less stony terrain.
K 10.8
Enter dune field. Head WSW (course 245°).
K 12
End of dune field. Continue in same direction until CP1.
K 12.4
CP1. Head SOUTH (course 175°).
K 17.6
Cross a stony plateau for 1 km, then slightly stony valley. Head SOUTH (course 180°).
K 21.8
Rocky peak to your left.
K 22.8
House to your left.
K 23.3
CP2. Enter gorge EL MAHARCH. Sandy terrain.
K 25.5
End of gorge. House. Head SSW (course 198°) to cross dry lake.
K 29
End of lake. Small uphill gorge.
K 30.1
Sandy section in small relief. Head SOUTH (course 187°). Slight uphill sandy stretch.
K 31.3
Climb small sandy relief over 150 metres. Turn right.
K 32.1
Summit. BEWARE! Technical descent over approximately 100 metres.
K 32.5
CP3. Head WSW (course 242°). Sandy and slightly stony terrain.
K 34.9
Relief to your left. Progressive ascent up to K 35.8. Sandy terrain.
K 35.8
Start of ascent of djebel MHADID AL ELAHAU (slope: 13%). Follow crest overlooking the 2 valleys located on either side.
K 37.6
End of crest. Turn left. Sandy descent.
K 37.8
End of descent. Head SW (course 235°) until TIZI n’BOUBOU. Sandy terrain.
K 39.1
TIZI n’BOUBOU. Relief to your left. Head WSW (course 239°). Sandy descent until B5.
K 42.2
Arrival at B5.
 
 
 
 

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