MDS 2019 Stage 5
EST JEBEL ZIREG
12/04/2019 - 07H00 ● 10H00
Head NORTH (course 11°) on slightly stony plateau.
Climb mount RICH MBIRIKA.
Summit. Head NORTH (course 10°). Small dunes to your left.
Turn left. Head NNW (course 330°) until wadi bank (follow route marking to avoid water).
Exit wadi by following signs. Head WEST (course 271°).
Head SW (course 215°) towards difficult ascent. Average slope of 25% until summit. Succession of sandy and rocky sections in ascent.
Summit of djebel EL OTFAL. Turn left for approximately one hundred metres.
Turn right to reach wadi bed.
End of descent in wadi bed. Cross the very stony plains.
Tumulus to your left. More or less stony terrain.
Enter dune field. Head WSW (course 245°).
End of dune field. Continue in same direction until CP1.
CP1. Head SOUTH (course 175°).
Cross a stony plateau for 1 km, then slightly stony valley. Head SOUTH (course 180°).
Rocky peak to your left.
House to your left.
CP2. Enter gorge EL MAHARCH. Sandy terrain.
End of gorge. House. Head SSW (course 198°) to cross dry lake.
End of lake. Small uphill gorge.
Sandy section in small relief. Head SOUTH (course 187°). Slight uphill sandy stretch.
Climb small sandy relief over 150 metres. Turn right.
Summit. BEWARE! Technical descent over approximately 100 metres.
CP3. Head WSW (course 242°). Sandy and slightly stony terrain.
Relief to your left. Progressive ascent up to K 35.8. Sandy terrain.
Start of ascent of djebel MHADID AL ELAHAU (slope: 13%). Follow crest overlooking the 2 valleys located on either side.
End of crest. Turn left. Sandy descent.
End of descent. Head SW (course 235°) until TIZI n’BOUBOU. Sandy terrain.
TIZI n’BOUBOU. Relief to your left. Head WSW (course 239°). Sandy descent until B5.
Arrival at B5.