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View looking up the valley to the refuge

 

Latest Toubkal Winter Conditions Report – January 4, 2016

 

Over the Christmas and New Year period there has been little change to the conditions on Toubkal and in the High Atlas mountains. For more details on what the conditions are like please see my last post! Generally speaking northerly aspects higher up have snow and ice. There is good neve for quick travel in places, but I did find some depth hoar a (weak layer) about 4inches down on approaching the peak Akioud, but it seemed to be well bonded to the adjacent layers. There is a bit of snow in the forecast… let’s hope it materializes as things are pretty thin at the moment!

 

I will be out for the next 6 days and will post full length conditions update late next week!

 

Here are some photos from my last trip right before Christmas! This will give you a good idea of what the current winter conditions are!

 

 

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Tom and Tizi Ouagane (Col)

 

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Good snow near the col

 

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Akioud

 

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Ice near Tizi Ouagane

 

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Mixed route on Ras

 

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Rock route up Akioud on the East face

 

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Gully leading to the east face of Akioud

 

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