thanks for precious advices.
>Tagrera and Tin Tarabine: Are two wonderful places in the Tassili du Hoggar but there is no village at all.
hmm right I couldn't find them even at http://www.calle.com/world/algeria/index.html.
so then what do these names concern to.
>Maps: You better get some here in Europe...
yeach right, I would if I could
, I'm working on that
they don't give such maps in a first found bookstroe.
>Does the marathon happen in southern Algeria in August? Will you have the back-up they have?
>Would you go hiking in the Tatry with a map of Eastern Europe?
>Without a vehicle or camel/mule how far can you walk alone with 20kg in 40 degrees+ with a 4m map?
thats funny. that's all saint truth. I admit, it used to make me laugh all the time when I was
looking at that map 1:4m.
) I could as well plan my trip on the globe. of earth.
But I don't have anything bettter around.
but still HAVE TO SEE (and hike) that mountain - Tahat.
> FYI you will not find maps in Tam or any other Algerian desert town.
that is really bad news. hmm.
> And as Sam says, it is not what you drink per day, but your reserve that is critical.
that is also the truth.
, I'm trying to streach it all to make it possible, to convince myself it's possible.
Of course 20kg 40 degrees, witout help, no transport, camel etc. in the middle of tin tarabine is other, suicide.
But what I count on is that it is possible to hitch a little (for a little money) between oasis like Tahifest, Tazrouk, Ideles, Mertoutek, Hirafok.
Don't cars drive these roads ? Do they cruise on them very seldom ? Rarer then once a day ? From what I heard from guy who'd been there
for 4 years in 80's I should have a certainty they (locals) will take me onboard. I can't belive that nobody in let's say Mertoutek (or Djanet)
doesn't know how to get to those gravures rupestres. (those are also what I'd like to see). They are not very far. Of course I'd like also to go to erg
Tihodine,or tumb at N 24 12.6' E 06 46.8. That's out of reach. But Tin tarabine starts with (as seen from my "globe map"
I assume that Tin Tarabine is some around 100 km SE from it, where is that waterhole (on which one cannot rely). OK It's to far
for hike, cause (even If I reached and didn't get lost) I wouldn't come back. But there is that famous site of the Three Negroid Heads in Tagrera.
and so-called City of the Dead with fossils of human skeletons, prehistoric tombs ..
So is it all really out of reach without hired car - is that what you really think ? Maeybe there IS some other solution?
Crom !!! If it's necessary I'm ready to buy 50kg of watter in tazrouk ride it out in the desert with help of local peope with car come back and go
there again on feet !
>You may find some local in a banger who will do it for less, but will he know where to go?
Is it really imposible to find those gravures without a precise map ?
> Even if you were familiar with this region, forget the idea or go to Morocco. Save the Sahara for winter when everything is easier. If you [...]
Thank for advice but
I've already been to desert in Morroco, forget: this is something I cannot do and don't have time in winter.
>Gomowe dzewa, as they say ;-).
what thaey say is Insz Allach.
I say Hakuna Matata
Tanit Baraket !
( And if it comes about tatry then I say said I would