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The Mountains Look on Marrakech: A Trek Along the Atlas Mountains Hardcover – 26 Jun 2007

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Whittles Publishing (26 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 187032529X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1870325295
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 2.7 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,302,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'It was an epic undertaking by a man with a powerful personal attachment to that part of the world. However, The Mountains Look on Marrakech is not the story of a lone traveller in a dry and dusty wilderness - far from it. It is rooted in a sense of camaraderie and shared experience while celebrating a richly varied environment, the descriptions of which will amaze anyone who believes Morocco is (to use Brown's words) "all camels and kasbahs". ...vivid and compelling record ...an engaging storyteller ... Supplemented by maps and colour photographs, The Mountains Look on Marrakech is a delightful volume which clearly falls into the "labour of love" category' -Caithness Courier and The Northern Times 'This book does not disappoint. ... Hamish is an imaginative user of metaphors, and the text is also peppered with quotations... excellent sketch maps demonstrate the route.' - Leopard Magazine '...this is no stuffy tome. The book is a delight. Much more than a mere travelogue, the journey is the thread along which the narrative is woven. Hamish's affection for the Berber people and their country is apparent and he shares with the reader anecdotes and knowledge accumulated over the years. ...It's an essential aid for planning expeditions, supplies background information for anyone joining an organised trek, and is a good read for armchair travellers.' - John Muir Trust Journal

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After an initial visit of three months to the Atlas Mountains in 1965, well-known travel writer, climber and photographer Hamish rown has been back every year since, continuing his love affair with a beautiful country and people. In his own words, 'I had put feet to my dream and this book is the story of that dream, the end-to-end trek of the Atlas Mountains, a 900-mile walk in 96 days, which I want to share before everything recedes like a tide in the flat waters of memory'. Hamish recounts the rich culture and proud history of the Berber peoples of the Atlas in this richly-satisfying and fascinating travelogue, which is complemented by a selection of stunning photographs of landscape, people, buildings and plant life.

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