Photographer's Note

I woke up at 6,10am that morning, it was very cold but the sky was so red that I can't wait and I had to climb up following the path towards the Eremitage of Pére Foucauld. Walking up the scenery opened widely and I started to shoot around trying to catch that fantastic light that changes over that unique and wild scenery. It was like flying and not only with the wings...

The Assekrem Circuit represents what most people get to see from the spectacular Hoggar Mountains. You set out from the "capital of Sahara", Tamanrasset, and can travel the area in a 4WD car, but expect to use the entire day. The main reason for slow travelling comes from the bad roads, but there are many places that invites you to a stop. In addition to the mountains, of which you will be passing the largest mountain of the Hoggars, Jabal Tahat, there is the nice guelta of Afilal on the way from Tamanrasset. Half way through the trip, you will be passing the Eremitage de Père Foucauld. This was built around the hermit Charles de Foucauld in 1910, and is at an altitude of 2,730 metres a fantastic attraction. It can only be reached on foot with a walk from the refuge where the road ends.


It's time to fly away again...

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Additional Photos by Luca Belis (Mistral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 519 W: 74 N: 2118] (15416)
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