Moroccan Atlas: The Trekking Guide ペーパーバック – イラスト付き, 2015/1/7
A keen trekker, Alan Palmer is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the British Moroccan Society who has been visiting the country each year for the last 25 years.
Alan Palmer first trekked in Morocco 25 years ago. This adventure began serendipitously when he jumped aboard a shared taxi outside Bab er Robb, bound for the trailhead town of Asni, simply to escape the August heat of Marrakech. Once there he decided to climb Mt Toubkal, at 13,670 ft the highest mountain in North Africa, and made it to the top wearing nothing on his feet but a pair of flimsy lounge shoes. Since then he has travelled widely in Europe, often combining his trips with work as an archaeologist. He has trekked through some of the most spectacular mountainous regions of the Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush, and has contributed to two other guidebooks,Pakistan and The Silk Road, both by Insight Guides.
Alan returns to Morocco as often as possible and his latest project is to trek the entire length of the spine of the High Atlas Mountains. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the British Moroccan Society.
- 出版社 : Trail Blazer Pubns; Revised版 (2015/1/7)
- 発売日 : 2015/1/7
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 424ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1905864590
- ISBN-13 : 978-1905864591
- 寸法 : 12.67 x 2.41 x 18.06 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 2,094,324位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
I've pre booked the trip through a UK based tour operator who, to my surprise, I've come to realise is author of this very book!
I've read most of the parts of the book that are relevant to my trip and I'm very pleased with my purchase.
The book manages to relay basic information, as well as things that only the hardiest of trekkers might consider, without being condescending.
One of my favourite features of this book is that it is not just a factual travel book. Yes, it has plenty of facts and lots of useful information. But scattered throughout the pages, you'll also find colourful journal entries from trips taken by the author himself in the Atlas region.
Some sections begin with relevant and interesting quotes from texts about Morocco and the Berber people. I find this to be a nice touch that helps fuel the sense of adventure in planning such a trip, and stops it from becoming merely an admin exercise.
I feel I would have enjoyed reading this book even without my impending trek and it has made me consider trips and treks in other parts of the Atlas Mountains.
It's a nice sized book to chuck in a bag. I shall be bringing it with me on my trip to Toubkal.
This guidebook can be warmly recommended if you are considering a trek in Morocco, either with or without a guide.