Originally published in Venture Magazine
The path spooled away behind me across stony slopes. I paused on the sharp elbow of a switchback and leant against my trekking pole, struggling for breath in the thin air. Looking back the way I had come I could just make out the green levels of the Ait Bougmez Valley between iron-grey ridges, but its wheat fields and orchards seemed impossibly distant now. I was 3000 meters above sea level, inching my way towards the Tizi-n-Tarkeddit Pass, high in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, and every upwards step was taking its toll.
© Tim Hannigan 2015