Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Toubkal Time

I am one happy boy, as we are returning to Morocco next Monday for yet another Mt Toubkal climb and I can't wait to get back to Imlil and meet up with our Moroccan team, It's been nearly a month since since I was last on Toubkal and what busy month it's been with LeJog and a 3 Peaks Challenge.

Heading back to the Imlil valley in June is always a treat as the rivers are still on flow and I hope all the cherries are ripe for picking, so we can munch our way through the valley. we may even be lucky enough to enjoy the last of the snow on the high passes.
Imlil now feels like home to me with lots of families in village benifitting from our groups visiting the area and alway receiving a warm welcome.
Our 5 day trek starts off with time in the gob smacking city of Marrakech where we have time to explore the souks and enjoy our first taste of Moroccan mint tea, then it's of to our friends in the Berber Village of Imlil for an overnight stay and some good home Moroccan cooking in our newly built Riad, Our trek is an awesome horseshoe route in the High Atlas with the final day enjoying lunch on the summit of North Africa's highest mountain before we head back home to Imlil for a cold beer on the roof top enjoying the stunning view of Toubkal Summit.
So much to pack into 5 days it's going to be a blast not forgetting of cause with some big mountains to climb.