The Cold Mountain

This past weekend Cori and I met up with one of our good friends to climb a mountain near Beni Mellal.  The mountain’s name, Tessemit, comes from a Berber word meaning ‘cold’.  For the end of March it certainly was cold!  This was also one of our final opportunities to hang out with some of our best friends that we’ve met here in the Peace Corps. The group that came to Morocco a year before us is about to close their service and return to the US – we will truly miss them over the next year. This was a great opportunity to share another few moments with a few of them before we head on separate paths.  Below, some photos of our trek.

Cori perched on the top of a cliff that we climbed near the beginning of our journey.

Cori perched on the top of a cliff that we climbed near the beginning of our journey.

Beautiful valley #1

Beautiful valley #1

Beautiful Valley #2

Beautiful Valley #2

Jeff kicking steps in the steep snow slow as we near the summit.

Jeff kicking steps in the steep snow slow as we near the summit.

Summit!

Summit!

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Posing at the top!

Also, here’s a bonus video!  It’s a tourism video from Morocco and it’s got some incredible images from around the country (aside from the belly dancer – I’ve never actually seen that here).  Enjoy!