Mount Toubkal Winter Climb - 3 Days
In terms of fitness, you should be used to or fit enough to cope with 6-8 hour days in the mountains for the duration of your trip.
Climbing Toubkal in winter generally requires wearing crampons and using a walking ice-axe. However the ascent is not technical and so you do not necessarily need prior experience using an axe or crampons as you will be under the watchful eye of our guides.
In terms of fitness, you should be used to or fit enough to cope with 6-8 hour days in the mountains for the duration of your trip bearing in mind that the weather whilst generally favourable can make life much more difficult at 4000m's if it turns nasty.
What to expect?
Day 1: Marrakech-Imlil - refuge ( Base camp)
Meet in Marrakech early morning, transfer to Imlil. Mid morning coffee before beginning our trek up to Toubkal refuge, around 3165m. This will take around 6 hours including a lunch stop at the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch where the snow-line generally starts. After arriving at the hut, get settled in and keep warm! Enjoy some great views as the sun sets...
Day 2: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal peak - Toubkal Refuge
An early start for the summit of Toubkal. Generally we leave the refuge around 07.00 or possibly earlier depending on time of year, weather and conditions. Our route of choice on Toubkal itself, is the north-cwm route (which is by far the less frequented of the main routes starting at the refuges below). However we will only attempt this route if weather, snow conditions and group abilities allow - otherwise we will climb Toubkal by the standard south-cwm route. Whichever route we do climb, you can be assured of a great day out! Expect a 7-8 hour energetic day before we get back to the refuge for late lunch. Then sit in the sun and re-live the day....
Day 3: Toubkal Refuge - Imlil - Marrakech
After breakfast, trek back to Imlil to arrive around lunch-time. Have lunch there before our transfer back to Marrakech. Aim to arrive Marrakech mid afternoon.
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