INTRODUCTION


Have you ever thought of the High Atlas mountains as a mixed and alpine climbing destination? Well, there are some quality lines that will satisfy your desire for adventure and challenge.

 

For a taste of what there is check out this video:

Morocco Winter Alpine by Andrew Stokes-Rees

 

HEALTH & SAFETY & TRIP LEVEL


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.

 

 

TechTechnical trips are when mountaineering and/or summer and winter climbing skills/techniques are put to use i.e. a rope, and protection are used in ascent. The trips and courses below fall into this level. Please feel free to email us make sure that these trips are appropriate for your level of experience.

 

 

 

WE OFFER A NUMBER OF MIXED/ALPINE CLIMBING TRIPS AND COURSES IN THE TOUBKAL MASSIF:


Tazaghart Plateau Mixed and Alpine Week

 

IMG_4764This trip has it all: adventure, challenge and an impressive number of mixed/alpine routes ready for the taking. Based out of the less-frequented Lepiney Refuge, all the routes on this trip have quick, easy access from the accommodation. So if you are looking for a concentrated area of challenging mixed lines and ridge in the High Atlas then get in touch!

 

Venue: Tazaghart Plateau with its many mixed lines and alpine ridges. Please note that Lepiney Refuge is the accommodation for the trip and is much more basic compared to the Toubkal hut, but the quality of the routes outweighs any lack of comforts.

 

Ratio of Guide to Participants: due to the technical nature of this trip the ratio of 1:1 or 1:2  guide/participant.

 

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. Trek to mountain refuge (3,100m): 8 to 9 hour day.
Day 2To start out the week we head out on one of the shorter mixed lines in order to acclimatize and also make sure all the skills need for the rest of the trip are in place.
Day 3Get out on one of the classic mixed or ridge lines.
Day 4Get out on a different mixed or ridge line.
Day 5Trek down from refuge to Imlil: 5 to 7 hour day and travel back to Marrakech.
Please note that we are flexible to your guiding/instructional needs. If you want to plan your own itinerary with us, do get in touch.
PRICE PER PERSON
Packages1 PersonGroup of 2
5 day guided£1485£930
6 day guided £1695£1020
7 day guided£1950£1150

Toubkal Mixed Trip

 

IMG_7623For this trip we will get you out on some of the bigger ice/mixed lines around the Toubkal refuge and also, if desired, build in some shorter days on the quality cascade climbing in the area. This trip is for those that have done a fair bit of winter climbing before and are looking for a step up from Scotland. The lengths of the big routes (up to 600m) are comparable to those of the Alps but without the complicated approaches – so why not make Morocco your next ice climbing destination?

 

Venue: The big lines on the peaks around the refuge in the Toubkal Massif.

 

Ratio of Guide to Participants: due to the technical nature of this trip the ratio of 1:1 or 1:2  guide/participant.

 

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.
Day 2To start out the week we head out onto one of the shorter mixed lines in order to acclimatize and also make sure all the skills need for the rest of the trip are in place.
Day 3Get out on one of the big mixed lines on Toubkal West, Ras or Akioud.
Day 4Get out on a different route on Toubkal West, Ras or Akioud.
Day 5Trek down from refuge to Imlil and head back to Marrakech: 4 hour day.
Please note that we are flexible to your guiding/instructional needs. If you want to plan your own itinerary with us, do get in touch.
PRICE PER PERSON
Packages1 PersonGroup of 2
4 day guided£1260£790
5 day guided£1485£930
6 day guided £1695£1020

Logistics for Climbers and Mountaineers

 

And of course, if you don’t need a guide or instructor, we can also help you with the logistics of your trip. Our services included: accommodation, transport, food and, of course, advice on the best locations to visit. Our main guide James is a keen winter climber and as our Morocco office is based in Imlil, we are not only up to date on current conditions, but also monitor the progress of icefalls as they form.

 

For any of the above here is the enquiry form or send us an email at morocco@the-mountain-people.com. We will get back to you with availability and other important information!