The Team

A British-Berber alliance working together to help you reach your summit

Richard Tarran

Richard is a qualified Mountain Leader who has led 9 expeditions to Morocco as well as driven across the Sahara desert to the Gambia. In addition to this he has led expeditions ranging from 12 to 140 people.

He is an expert on South America and has spent time on expedition in the Himalayas and Iceland. Extremely well travelled with 87 countries under his belt.

He is also an Executive Coach and Leadership & Team Development Facilitator. He is the Owner and Director of Range Advantage Limited.

He lives in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Mohamed Ait Taleb

Mohamed is a Berber and with that comes a good, honest, trustworthy friend. He is a certified Moroccan mountain guide leader with a great deal of experience trekking in the High Atlas mountain range and the desert for the past 18 years. Mohamed was born and grew up in the tiny village of Armed in the shadow of Mount Toubkal.

He has reached the summit more than 100 times, in the summer and winter, both trekking and skiing. Mohamed’s knowledge includes the Moroccan mountains of Toubkal, M'goun, Siroua, Sahro and the Sahara Desert. His priorities are the safety of his travellers and the beautiful area he lives in.

Mohamed is ecologically aware and strives to preserve his local environment, after all he lives in it, it’s his home.

Mohamed has a good command of English, is a good listener and he loves to share his Berber knowledge, because in his own words “understanding people is an important skill in the wilds of the High Atlas”.

The Support Team

Just as important - additional guides such as Lashan, refuge staff like Aziz, the drivers and of course the mules.

Mohamed and Richard have worked together for 8 years. They will ensure you have the best opportunity to summit the mountain and experience Berber hospitality with superb and plentiful food cooked by Aziz, the Berber chef in the refuge.