INTRODUCTION


begThis course is all about getting you well versed in the basic winter mountaineering skills. We will look at: movement skills with crampons and ice axes, belay techniques, snow and rock anchors, basic rope work skills, route choice and avalanche risk assessment skills.

 

For this mountaineering course a good level of fitness, trekking and basic rock climbing experience is required.  Please outline your experience in our booking form. The final course itinerary and content will be left to the discretion of the guide.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY


solid_blue_logoBecause of the technical nature of these trips, we only use instructors who hold the highest outdoor pursuits awards, in this case the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. The MIC is a professional award and holders are assessed to high standards in the skills required for instructing winter mountaineering, including all aspects of winter mountaineering and climbing. We do not compromise on your safety.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW


Venue: the peaks around the refuge in the Toubkal Massif.

 

Ratio of Guide to Participants: due to the technical skills learned on this course we keep the ratios between 1:2 to a 1:4  guide/participants. This is to ensure a good learning environment and safety of the guide and participants.

 

What is included in the price? Guiding & instruction, transport, accommodation in a mountain refuge, mule and porter support, food (excluding snacks and bottled water).

 

Excluded from price: Flights, personal kit and pre- and post-trip expenses are not included.

 

EXAMPLE ITINERARY
Day 1Travel from Marrakech to Imlil (1,740m) via taxi or mini bus. Trek to mountain refuge (3,200m): 5 to 6 hour day; about 10km of distance
Days 2 to 4Skills covered (within context of a mountain journey):
- movement skills with crampons and ice axes
- belay techniques
- snow and rock anchors
- basic rope work skills
- route choice and avalanche risk assessment skills.

And if wanted on one of the days we will climb Toubkal (4,167m) via North Col: 6 to 7 hour day
Day 5Trek down from refuge to Imlil and head back to Marrakech: 4 hour day
PRICE PER PERSON
PackagesGroup of 2Group of 3Group of 4
4 days teaching and guiding£790£585£475
5 days teaching and guiding £930£675£570
6 days teaching and guiding£1020£750£625
Please note that prices include: guiding, transport, accommodation in a mountain refuge, mule and porter support, food (excluding snacks and bottled water). Flights, personal kit and pre- and post-trip expenses are not included.

To enquire about this trip please email us at: morocco@the-mountain-people.com or fill in this contact form.