Toubkal, Morocco

Jebel Toubkal has an altitude of 4167 metres (13671 feet) and is situated in Morocco. It is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. 

We offer a summer and winter ascent of Toubkal; the winter ascent includes a skills input / instruction, focusing on safe travel and personal winter skills. 

Our expeditions are led by UK qualified Mountain Leaders, who have extensive experience of climbing and trekking above this altitude, in France, Italy, Switzerland, North America, Morocco, Borneo and the Indian Himalayas.

Summer

Dates –  5th June – 9th June 2019

Price – £525

Our 5 day expedition starts from the airport where you will be whisked off to the remote Berber village of Imlil at 1740m.  After spending the first night at Imlil, we then begin the trek past the village of Aremd and begin the ascent to the Sidi Chamharouch mosque (2350m); renowned for its mystical healing powers, thousands of Moroccans each year make the pilgrimage looking for spiritual and physical healing.  After a short break, we continue onto the Mouflons hut – which is our base for the next two nights.  Situated at 3200m you will be experiencing the effects of altitude, but there will be ample time to rest and enjoy an evening meal before our attempt to summit Toubkal the next morning.

After breakfast, we venture out onto eastern slopes of the Toubkal massif passing between the summits of Tete d’Ouanoums (3970m) and Gui Imlil (3560m).  Eventually ascending the south west ridge and onto the summit of Toubkal at 4167m.  After photos at the ‘pyramid’ we return to the Mouflons hut for our evening meal and relax.  The next morning we trek back to Imlil before meeting our onward transport onto Marrakech and our host Riad.  That evening we eat out in the famous Jemaa el Fna square and experience the sights and sounds that Marrakech has to offer.

The next day, time is available to enjoy the souks and barter for gifts or enjoy a relaxing massage at the Riad before flying home.

Within the expedition cost we will provide…

  • Experienced international mountain leaders
  • First Aid capability
  • All transport in Morocco
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a riad (guesthouse)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a mountain hut
  • Breakfasts, dinners and bottled water whilst in accommodation

Additional costs

  • Return flights to Marrakech
  • Ad hoc expenses
  • Insurance
  • Determination – operating at altitude can be tiring and you will experience the effects of the altitude.

Winter

Dates – 2019 dates TBC

Price – £650

The winter expedition encompasses all aspects of the summer ascent, but includes instruction in essential skills and techniques needed to summit Toubkal and travel in any other mountainous area in winter conditions.   

No previous mountaineering experience is required as all training and instruction will be provided, a reasonable amount of hill fitness is required.

This course is ideal for those looking at learning basic alpinst / winter skills and techniques and focuses on safe travel and personal winter skills. 

Skills covered

  • Ice axes and crampons – their type and use, choosing the right one.
  • Movement – Using an axe and crampons, different techniques – including ice axe arrest.
  • Emergency shelters / snow holing.
  • Avalanches – types, types of assessment and how to minimise risk.
  • Avalanche rescue and transceiver training.
  • Understanding and interpreting the weather.

Within the expedition cost of £650 we will provide…

  • Experienced international mountain leaders
  • All instruction
  • First Aid capability
  • All transport in Morocco
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a riad (guesthouse)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a mountain hut
  • Breakfasts, dinners and bottled water whilst in accommodation

Additional costs…

  • Return flights to Marrakech
  • Personal clothing and equipment – specialist equipment such as axe, crampons and helmet are available to hire at an additional cost.
  • Ad hoc expenses
  • Lunches / snacks during the day
  • Insurance
  • Determination – operating at altitude can be tiring and you will experience the effects of the altitude.

If you are interested and would like more information please send an email to moc.t1542574459immus15425744592erip1542574459sa@tc1542574459atnoc1542574459 or contact us via our contact page.

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