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Stage 4

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NORTH EL MAHARCH
JEBEL EL MRAÏER
86.2 Km
11-12/04/2018 - 08H15 ● 11H15
35H
 
START 1ST GROUP 08H15

CLOSURE

CP1 + 04H00 (12H15)
CP2 + 07H15 (15H30)
CP3 + 11H15 (19H30)
CP4 + 15H30 (23H45)
CP5 + 22H15 (06H30)
CP6 + 27H30 (11H45)
CP7 + 31H15 (15H30)
DEPARTURE MAX
03H30 EL 12/04
08H30 EL 12/04
START 2ND GROUP 11H15

CLOSURE

CP1 +02H05 (13H20)
CP2 +04H15 (15H30)
CP3 +08H15 (19H30)
CP4 + 12H30 (23H45)
CP5 + 19H15 (06H30)
CP6 + 24H30 (11H45)
CP7 + 28H15 (15H30)

DEPARTURE MAX

03H30 EL 12/04
08H30 EL 12/04
K 0
Go SOUTH (course 177°). Flat terrain, small stones.
K 2.5
Rocky hill on left side. Go SOUTH (course 182°). More stony terrain.
K 3.6
House to the right.
K 4
Track junction. Enter EL MAHARCH pass. Sandy.
K 6.4
End of pass. House. Go SSW (course 198°) and cross dried-out lake.
K 9.9
End of lake. Small ascending gorge.
K 10.5
Sandy summit. Descent then stony valley.
K 11.1
Sandy passage through small hilly area. Go SOUTH (course 187°). Deceptive sandy rise.
K 12.3
Go up small sandy hill for 150m. Turn right.
K 12.5
Hills to the left. Sandy rise in MZIOUDA jebel.
K 13.2
Summit. CAUTION! Technical descent for around 100m.
K 13.6
CP1. Go WSW (course 242°). Sandy, slightly stony terrain.
K 16
Hills on the left side. Progressive climb until K 17. Sandy.
K 17
Start of ascent of MHADID AL ELAHAU jebel (13% slope). Go along the crest that looks over the 2 valleys located on each side.
K 18.8
End of crest. Turn left. Sandy descent.
K 19
End of descent. Go SW (course 235°) until K 20.2. Sandy.
K 20.2
Hills to the left. Turn left direction SOUTH (course 180°). Sandy.
K 22.1
CAUTION! Imperatively follow markings to stay on track and avoid crevasses. Stony becoming increasingly sandy.
K 23.2
Top of pass. Go SOUTH (course 175°) to reach CP2.
K 23.7
CP2. Go WEST (course 78°) on deceptive sandy rise.
K 24.2
Hills on left side. Go NNW (course 33°). Sandy rise until small path.
K 24.7
Small stony path. Goes up then down.
K 24.9
End of path. Go NW (course 44°). Succession of sandy valleys until K 29.2
K 27.5
Summit of small stony hill. Go back down over sandy terrain until gorge entrance.
K 29.2
Enter gorge. Sandy.
K 30.3
Exit gorge. Go NE (course 42°).
K 30.8
Hill top to the right side. Go EAST (course 90°) into sandy, stony valley. Deceptive rise.
K 35.4
CP3.
K 36
Rocky hill to the right.
K 37.4
Isolated hill to the right. Go ENE (course 79°) until K 38.4.
K 37.9
First pass between hills after deceptive rise.
K 38.4
Second pass through hills over variably stony terrain. Continue ENE (course 69°).
K 40.5
Third pass between hills with hill to the right. Maintain direction.
K 41.6
Turn left into ascending sandy pass. Go NE (course 45°).
K 43.3
Exit sandy pass. Cross RHERIS oued on course 56°. Dirt terrain, fech fech and tamarisk.
K 45.6
Exit oued. Go NE (course 51°) until CP4. Rugged dirt terrain then more stony.
K 47.8
CP4 before dunes. Cross dunes following course 107° until K 51.8.
K 51.1
Exit dunes. Go up oued to the left of a small house, maintain direction on plateau. Sandy ascent.
K 51.8
Sandy summit of LAHNOUNE jebel. Panoramic view. Sandy descent.
K 52.5
Bank of dried-out lake. Continue keeping jebel to the left direction NE (course 53°) to reach CP5.
K 56.1
CP5. Follow markings that avoid the highest dunes and take course 74°. Rolling sandy landscape.
K 63.8
End of dunes. Cross oued then sandy ascent until K 64.4.
K 64.4
Pass between hills. Maintain direction to CP6.
K 65
CP6. Go NORTH (course 05°). Small dunes then variably stony terrain.
K 67.3
Cross sandy oued bed.
K 68
Hills to the right.
K 68.6
TOUH ILH jebel on the left. Go NE (course 36°) until CP7.
K 69.9
Succession of small, variably stony valleys.
K 75
Cross a wide track. Maintain NE (course 36°). Rolling landscape, few stones.
K 76
CP7. Continue until EL JDAID oued.
K 76.4
Sandy oued bed. Turn right in general ENE direction (course 62°).
K 78.9
Exit oued. Sand mounds and camel grass then stony plateau. Go NE (course 57°).
K 79.9
Second area of sand mounds and camel grass.
K 80.5
Maintain general NE direction (course 46°) over variably stony plateau. CAUTION! Follow markings carefully to avoid crevasses on the left side
K 82.9
Sandy summit. Go down towards oued. Go NE (course 40°) to cross OUTANOUEL oued. Several

areas of mounds and camel grass.
K 84.6
Slightly stony plateau, dunes on the right up to B4.
K 86.2
Arrival at B4.

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