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.