MDS 2019 Stage 4
JEBEL EL MRAÏER
10-11/04/2019 - 08H15 ● 11H15
Head SSW (course 206°). Follow the left side of dunes. Cross wadi OUTANOUEL; sand and camel grass.
Dunes to your left. Sandy, then stony terrain.
Plateau covered with small stones. Head SOUTH (course 191°).
Pass through relief, enter salt lake. Head SSE (course 158°).
Turn right, heading SOUTH (course 192°) to climb relief.
Summit. Descend, then follow sand protections. Beaten earth.
Crossing of track. Turn right. Follow track until the village of JDAID.
Last house. Head SW (course 233°). Steep stony terrain.
Mountain peak to your left. Go to the right of high relief until a nice sandy ascent over 200 metres.
Summit of djebel El ABETH. Descent. Head WSW (course 238°). Sandy terrain.
Follow wadi. More or less sandy terrain.
Exit wadi to your right. Head WSW (course 251°). Slightly undulating stony terrain.
CP1. Continue on slightly undulating stony terrain.
Pass through small gorge. Then head WEST (course 257°) to cross small stony relief.
Pass through relief. Follow route marking to avoid the crevasses to your left.
Head SW (course 217°) on more or less stony undulating terrain.
Djebel TOUH ILH to your right. Head SSW (course 208°). Sandy section and more or less stony terrain.
Enter dune field. Follow route marking until CP2.
CP2. On the edge of the dunes, head WSW (course 249°) to the right of the dunes. Sandy and undulating terrain.
Exit the dunes. Same direction. Sandy section before crossing a salt lake.
Turn right towards the sandy ascent (+12%) of djebel LAHNOUNE.
Summit of djebel LAHNOUNE. Sandy descent. Head WEST (course 281°).
Cross wadi. Follow route marking between dune ridges until CP3.
CP3. At exit of dunes, head NW (course 325°). More or less stony terrain, dunes to your right. Entrée des dunes. Même direction.
Enter dune field. Same direction.
End of dune field. Stony terrain. Wadi RHERIS to your left.
Small relief to your right. Continue with wadi to your left. Head NORTH (course 354°).
Pass between small relief. Head NNW (course 346°).
CP4. Ruins of BA HALOU to your right. Head NNE (course 28°) and follow wadi MBIRIKA. Sandy terrain.
Water well in wadi. Follow route marking in the wadi.
Pass between relief of MBIRIKA. Exit wadi.
Second section between relief of MBIRIKA. Follow wadi until CP5.
CP5. Head WSW (course 255°). Start of more or less stony ascent.
Mountain peak. Head WEST (course 277°). Descent on slightly stony undulating terrain.
Cross small relief. Head WNW (course 290°) to reach wadi.
Generally follow wadi. Head WNW (course 300°). Slightly undulating terrain until K67.6. Sortie de l’oued. Terrain caillouteux pour rejoindre le K 68,3.
Exit wadi. Stony terrain until K 68.3.
Cross wadi RHERIS. Head WEST (course 276°). Plants and small dunes.
Start of sandy ascent. Steep ascent (+15%).
Sandy summit; descend along the left of relief.
End of descent. Continue on slightly stony plateau. Head SW (course 228°) until CP6.
CP6. Follow route marking to reach ford of wadi RHERIS. Plateau, small dunes, wadi-type plants.
Descend in wadi. Cross wadi RHERIS at ford. Strictly follow route marking (water-related risk). Reach plateau covered with small stones and continue until B4.
Arrival at B4.