Tackling Timesguida!

Thursday 8th January Toubkal base camp to Timesguida summit and return 10.6km; 955m ascent It was another early start this morning and with tired legs after Toubkal yesterday, it felt like a real effort to get up and get ready to walk! Crampons attached and ice axes in hand, we were ready and heading off […]

Bagging Jebel Toubkal!

Wednesday 7th January Toubkal base camp to Toubkal summit and return 8.8km; 970m ascent We set out for the trek to the summit at 6:30am, meaning we had nearly 2 hours of walking for the sun came up and there was daylight. I was expecting it to be absolutely freezing and dressed accordingly in three […]

Trekking into base camp

Tuesday 6th January Aroumd to Toubkal base camp 10.1km; 1,200m ascent When I took my kit bag out of the car at the airport on Saturday, one of the seems split! There wasn’t much I could do about it but get it wrapped in plastic for the flight and see if there were any for […]

A first glimpse of Toubkal

Monday 5th January Imili to Aroumd 2.5km; 230m ascent After a late morning start, we drove up to Imili. Initially the road headed out across the flat plains and quickly you could see how the real people of Marrakesh lived – traditionally and in quite a lot of poverty. Soon the Atlas Mountains appeared on […]

Aiming for the coast

Wednesday 25th December Day 8 – Miskin to Doqal 75km; 905m ascent            Happy Christmas from the Omani desert! I was woken up this morning by the sunrise call to prayer at the local mosque.  Not really how you imagine you’ll start Christmas Day!  5:32am was bit early to be getting […]