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Menspedition | Wilderness Immersion: Atlas Mountains

NOT YOUR AVERAGE MEN'S WORK EXPERIENCE... Embark on a guided, multi-day wilderness immersion in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Journey with Berber muleteers and a professional mountain leader, finding insight and renewal amidst the breathtaking beauty and untamed wilderness of the High Atlas.

Menspedition | Wilderness Immersion: Atlas Mountains
Menspedition | Wilderness Immersion: Atlas Mountains

Time & Location

18 Nov 2024, 00:00

Morocco

Guests

About the event

**Includes accommodation in hostel and tents, food, transport and full program of activities. 

***Flights to be purchased separately, by you (as of May 15th a return flight is just £75!)

Our professional Mountain Leader and a crew of Muleteers will guide you up the unexplored village of Tizi Oucheg, high above the Ourika valley, giving you a unique insight into the lifestyle of the Berber people, whose villages cling to the arid hillsides. The unique mixture of Berber villages and high mountains ensure that this trek will be the experience of a lifetime for you.

We will explore the lesser known valleys around Tizi Oucheg and visit some sacred natural sites. then we head up onto the Yagour Plateau for our wilderness camp. At 2000m, the name "Yaggour" means "Sacred", and is home to some of Morocco's oldest rock engravings. This has been a place of pilgrimmage for millenia, dominated as it is by the 3600m pyramidal peak of Adrar Meltzin.

If conditions are right then we may attempt to summit this iconic and infrequented peak from our wilderness camp. 

On your return to Marrakech you will have experienced something which many of the peak-baggers will have missed – you will have seen first-hand how the fascinating Berbers have lived here for generations, and you will also have connected with the sacred landscape in a way that few visitors manage to do today.

This isn’t just about conquering summits. It’s an opportunity for introspection and transformation. Here’s what awaits you:

  • Physical Challenge: Some of these hikes demand stamina and resilience. Each step brings you closer to the summit.
  • Solitude and Reflection: Amidst the rugged beauty, find moments of solitude. Reflect on your journey, both on the trail and within yourself.
  • Local Encounters: The Amazigh (Berber) population inhabits these mountains. Their simple way of life—tending to plots, children playing freely, and donkeys as transport—inspires humility and connection.
  • Mindfulness: As you breathe in the crisp mountain air, let go of distractions and focus on the present moment.
  • Sunrise from the Summit: Witnessing the sunrise from Jebel Toubkal’s peak is a spiritual experience. It symbolizes new beginnings and the light within you.
  • Untouched Beauty: The M’Goun region remains unspoiled by mass tourism. Its authenticity invites introspection.
  • Remote Villages: Trek through hidden villages, where time seems to stand still. Engage with locals and learn from their wisdom.
  • Challenging Terrain: The rugged trails test your limits, pushing you beyond comfort zones. Growth often happens here.
  • Silent Peaks: As you gaze at the snow-capped peaks, listen to the silence. It speaks volumes about inner transformation.

Remember, the Atlas Mountains aren’t merely rocks and valleys—they’re mirrors reflecting your inner landscape. So lace up your boots, breathe in the mountain air, and let the journey shape you.

Reg. Options

  • Deposit

    Secure your place for this trip (non-refundable) Total cost incl flights ~ £750-£1250 Payment plans available

    £222.00
    +£5.55 service fee
  • Registration | Supported

    Bursary places available upon request - please email connect@menspedition.com to request an application

    £750.00
    +£18.75 service fee
  • Registration | Standard

    Bursary places available upon request - please email connect@menspedition.com to request an application.

    £950.00
    +£23.75 service fee
  • Registration | Supporter

    If you're able to contribute more for your spot, you'll be supporting our bursary program which helps men who are otherwise unable to access this work and community.

    £1,250.00
    +£31.25 service fee

Total

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