Saturday, 24 December 2011

Winter Toubkal

I'm currently sat in Tanzania after what as an epic Kilimanjaro climb, Ive never seen so much snow on the summit, although it's great to be out here in Tanzania over the Christmas and New Year period I can't but help get excited about the New Year, with 2012 is nearly upon us, which means our Winter Toubkal Treks are about to kick off, There's already plenty of snow in the High Atlas so it's promising to be another awesome winter in Morocco, if your looking for a cheap winter getaway with sun and snow and experience the buzz of Marrakech, I would certainly looking to heading to Morooco.

We will based in Marrakech for the first half of 2012, running trips into the High Atlas and the Sahara, we hope to be adding some great cycling trips to the calender for 2012 so watch this space.

As I've said before I would like to thank everyone who's been part of Adventurous Ewe in 2011 and I hope to see you all again in 2012.

Have a great Christams and New Year,
Don't forget to ask Santa for those Crampons and Ice Axe.
Hope to see you out in Morocco.


Friday, 11 November 2011

2012 & Beyond

Hello one and all
It's been so manic around here lately, which is why I've had no time to update our blog.
Firstly we would like to thank everyone for supporting Adventurous Ewe, its been an incredible year so far.
We've had trips going out to Morocco every month since July and the feedback has been incredible, our 3 peaks challenges have been a blast and there's been a huge amount of money raised for various charities along the way.
Winter Toubkal trips are looking popular and we have confirmed dates for January and February.
Thanks and see you out and about.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Toubkal Summer Trek

I've not had much time of late to update the blog. We've been really busy with our National 3 Peaks Challenge and our Summer Toubkal Treks.
May bank holiday bought an exciting Toubkal trek, what was meant to be a summer trek turned out more like a winter ascent.

Day 1 we encountered strong winds which made the day tough going, then just before arriving at camp we had the unexpected challenge of crossing a swollen river due to heavy snow fall only a week earlier, with the rivers so high we had to wait until morning to find out if we could continue with our route over Tizi n Taddate pass.Thankfully by morning water levels had dropped and we were able to continue with our chosen route, today also had it own difficulties with crampons required in order for safe passage over Tizi n Taddate pass, once over the pass we only had two more small river crossings to make before arriving at camp so some well earned mint tea and cake, overnight conditions worsened with high winds which the High Atlas are notorious. We woke early praying for good weather and all was looking good.

After a good breakfast we made for Toubkal summit again in crampons, which is not normal weather conditions for May, we slowly made our way up the South Cwm nearing the summit ridge fighting strong winds which at time's blew us off our feet, we managed to reach 3900mt and then decided to return to camp and leave the summit for another day.After a good lunch it was time to load up the donkey's and make our back down to Imlil for a hot shower and a well earned breakfast.
The following two days were spent exploring the souks of Marrakech and enjoying Moroccan cuisine.
I'm now counting the days until we return to Morocco in September.

Monday, 6 June 2011

London - Paris

Words can't explain this trip.
What a start line and even more impressive finish line and an incredible group.
Adventurous Ewe & The U Foundation have just completed the London to Paris in Style.
Amazing weather conditions, delicious food, good cold beer and then there was our route stopping off in Local village halls for lunch amazing and evening meals, I would say the best route into Paris from London by far and that was just the hospitality.

All the Adventurous Ewe Crew worked flat out to make it such a great trip.

Can't wait for next year.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Summer 2011

The Summer season is nearly upon us and it's looking very busy with lots of teams signing up for our National Three Peaks Challenge, All teams will be hoping to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell & Snowdon in 24hrs which is tough challenge but great fun and a fantastic way to raise money for your favourite charity. Our first Three Peaks kicks of on 3rd June.

Snowdonia is popular as ever a great weekend getaway for an endless number of activities from exploring the quieter corners of Snowdonia to adrenaline pumping white water rafting.

If your looking for a tough challenge our Welsh 15 Peaks 24hr Challenge is the challenge this little know challenge is alot tougher than the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Don't forget to check out our Gorge Walking trips based in the awesome Brecon Beacons Nat Pk, It's a day out you won't forget in a hurry.

Toubkal and the Moroccan High Atlas continues to provide an excellent high altitude trek a fantastic cultural experience passing there local berber villages.

Were also running a number of charity and bespoke challenges through out the year.

So there it is our program for 2011 plenty to go at some heart pumping and challenging trips to wet your appetite for the coming summer.

Have fun and hope to see you soon.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Under Starters Orders

Adventurous Ewe set off this morning providing support for Katie Whyte as starts her 7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Islands. last report was they have just arrived in Scotland and will start the first run tomorrow morning. You can follow how Katie is getting on facebook. http://!/followkatie

Monday, 21 March 2011

Clients Blogs

It's all go here at Adv Ewe.
So here's some of our clients blogs who will be taking on huge challenges in 2011 and raising money for charity.

Katie will be attempting a huge challenge in April by running 7 Marathons 7 Islands 7 Days for Breast Cancer Care and Cystic Fibrosis Trust. http://http//

Sam is 14 years old and will be taking on the 3 peaks challenge which young Sam hopes to complete in under 24hrs. Sam is raising money for Acorn's Children's Hospice.

Check out there blogs and follow there amazing Challenge.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Toubkal 2011

Were having a great winter over here in Morocco.

The weather has been fairly mild until the last week, we had a big dumping of snow last week which made it hard work getting to the summits, but we made it and it was worth all the hard work the views from Toubkal summit were just awsome.
The snowline is now at 2300mt so were now using porters to get all our kit into the refuge and the mules get a time out.

I'm in Marrakech at the momment prepareing for our next trek in 3 days time. fingers crossed the snow pack should have hardened a little by then.
There's a festival going on in Marrakech at the momment so the evenings are packed with all sorts of antics going on.

The refuge on Toubkal has been really busy with skiing groups and next week is full so its going to fun in there at least it will be warm in the refuge.
Were currently looking into adding white water rafting to our Morocco program. so once you've climbed North Africa's highest mountain you can then raft the white water in North Africa so watch this space.
Right time to get on with things.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Hydro Therapy

Good news for all those looking for big adventure and the love of water.

Our Gorge Walking Trips in South Wales are filling up fast this year and with good reason as the Mellte and Sychrydd Gorges offer some of the best Gorge Walking/Scrambling in the U.K.
With massive jumps for those who feel need for heart pumping adrenaline which are of course optional.

For those looking to try and stay above the water but we cant promise, we will soon be offering White Water Rafting in North Wales on the Treweryn River.
The Treweryn is classic grade 3/4 river with some great adrenaline pumping rapids.
All these activivites are great team building events and perfect for Stag and Hen Weekends.

It´s also possible to combine any of these activities with Paintballing, Quad Biking and High Ropes Course´s.

Hope to see you on the water soon.

Saturday, 22 January 2011


I've not had much time to update the blog since returning from Morocco.
Here's a quick update.

Our January Toubkal Winter Climb was superb trip, We had perfect conditions for the trek, it felt like spring time in the Atlas and the snow was in great nic for summiting Toubkal.
After a night in Marrkech, we headed off early to the village of Imlil where we started our trek.

The snowline was 2800mt which made things alot easier to get our supplies to the refuge.
Our first day in the Mizane Valley was an acclimatisation day while learning winter skills, everyone got into glasading down the valley which continued to be the theme for week.

The following day we summited Toubkal and another stunning day with blue skies, again more glasading down into the refuge in time for more mint tea and cake.
The following two days were spent exploring the High Atlas and enjoying the winter sun.

Then finally back down to Marrakech and a cold beer !

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Jebel Toubkal

I'm now in Marrakech putting the final bits in place organising the porters and mules for our trek in the High Atlas starting on the 3rd Jan.

Some of the group have arrived and are enjoying the buzz around Marrakech, with the rest of the group arriving on the 3rd Jan.

The weather is looking good with freeze thaw conditions and clear skies, the snow level is at 2900mts so our trek into the refuge should be alot easier to get all our kit into our base.

Fingers crossed we should knock off a couple of 4000mt summits this week.