Whilst our muleteers and mules set off for the Âazib n’Iriri, we set out for a 2-3 hour attack on the summit of this extinct volcanic twin-peak (3304m). The final metres involve scrambling, but the panorama from this summit makes it all worthwhile. From here you can see the High and Anti Atlas ranges, dramatic gorges, blasted plains, a cliff village and the nearby twin cones of Jbel Tikniouine (2948m) (2905) to the north, Jbel Guiliz (2906m) to the south and of Jbel Talzouggaght (2841m) to the west.
When ready, we set off back down along a winding path for some 5 to 6 hours steady hiking towards the north-east through fields of saffron crocus to the Âazib n’Iriri (2340m), where we meet up once more with our muleteers. We shall set off down through a chaos of black rocks, stones and pebbles towards the remote village of Ammassine (2000m). We’ll take a stroll around this strange village with its large, bizarre storage places of wheat and hay, and back up to the Âazib n’Iriri where we’ll camp for the night.