Ascent to Jebel Tidirhine-Jbel Ijmou'a Salaim on 2011-09-10

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Jebel Tidirhine - Jbel Ijmou'a Salaim
    Elevation:7608 ft / 2318 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was intended to complete our set of the five Moroccan ultras. However when we got to where I expected the summit to be, the GPS was reading low to the tune of about 140m and we could see what appeared to be a higher summit about 4 km further west (2300m co on Google Maps). Something clearly wrong. To quote "The Ascent of Rum Doodle" - We had climbed the wrong mountain!

It has subsequently been confirmed that the summit is actually 4 km NORTH of where we were, at 34.84055, -4.51722. A map I've subsequently seen (see photos linked from Jbel Ijmou'a Salaim report) shows a 2456m and a 2448m summit at this location (the westernmost has a trig symbol), and a 2333m/P400 summit (Jbel Ijmou'a Salaim) at the location we visited. The summit wasn't part of our original plan and the ascent was made the day after our Adrar Bou Nasser ascent, on the basis of rudimentary research using a slow internet connection a couple of nights before the climb.

It wasn't feasible to hike between the peaks or to research and make a new ascent from a different trailhead in the time we had available.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:YDS 2

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