Abdou, his nickname, has followed in the footsteps of his uncle who was amongst one of the first people to be trained by the Chamonix guides at the centre of high-mountain guides in Briançon, oriented by the French living in Marrakesh who advised him of this training course. Abderrahim then followed this path. “I have always loved the mountains, I used to observe my uncle working and exploring. I already started to help him and this was very enjoyable for me. Thus, I decided to become a guide as well and I graduated in 1997 in Morocco. The training centre for high-mountain guides was then established”. Abderrahim eventually created the first office of Ourika valley guides in 2000, his native region. He is also a founding member and vice-president of the Tizi N’OUCHEG association in his native village. “What makes me the proudest is to represent my country and my people. After all, it’s in our nature. We love welcoming people, we are a tolerant people and we love showing our culture and values”. His favourite region….”It depends on when you ask me the question! If you ask me in March, it would be the Anti-Atlas, in May the Ourika or the Rose valley, in winter the desert… A word from Abderrahim for future travellers: “Merhba bikoume”, welcome to Morocco in Berber.