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Stage 5 - 42,2 km

Start : 07h

 

K0 : Follow course 100° and cross dunes.
K 1,7 : Stony plateau.
K 3,3 : Rocky hill. Go SSE (course 118°). Alternating sandy and stony terrains.
K 4,6 : Rugged bank of ZIZ oued.
K 5,5 : CAUTION! Large oued bed crevasse. Technical passage..
K 6,1 : End of rugged terrain. Start of dried-out lake. Go SE (course 128°)..
K 7,4 : End of lake. Follow oued branch.
K 9,3 : Cross wide track.
K 10,5 : CP1. Go ENE (course 76°) and cross rugged oued terrain.

K 11,7 : Steep-sided valley in small gorge..
K 13,4 : End of small gorge. Go NE (course 46°) to CP2. Cross valley.
K 15 : Slightly stony plateau.
K 16,1 : Cross oued. Sand mounds and camel grass..
K 17,6 : End of MOHA FIGHNAS oued. Slightly stony plateau.
K 20,7 : End of plateau. Follow markings to avoid crops.
K 22,2 : CP2 on the bank of BEG’A oued. Follow markings to avoid crops. Cross area of small dunes
with tamarisk.
K 23,9 : Slightly stony terrain.
K 24,4 : Cross area of sparse small dunes. Go NE (course 37°).
K 26,6 : End of small dunes. Terrain with small stones.
K 28,5 : Enter dunes of ZNAÏGUI erg. Follow course 315°.
K 31,4 : Exit dunes. Follow ROUB’IN OUD oued leading to DEBOUAÂ jebel.
K 32,1 : Follow the small oued bed going up the gorge.
K 33, 7 : CP3 at gorge exit. Go WNW (course 306°) and cross stony plateau.

K 34,4 : Go down small pass leading towards the valley.
K 34,6 : Cross stony valley direction NW (course 333°)..
K 35,2 : Sandy passage through hills.
K 35,7 : Rocky hill to the left. Go NORTH (course 359°).
K 37,4 : M’FIS mines. Follow markings carefully to cross old village.
K 38,2 : End of village. Go NNE (course 21°) until bivouac. Succession of oued beds and variably
stony rolling terrains
K 42, 2 : Arrival at B5..

 

 

 

 

 

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