Only a few hours east of Marrakech, one may access the highest mountain in Morocco, and North Africa. There are a variety of technical mountaineering routes as well as numerous opportunities for ice and mixed climbing on the North face of Jbel Toubkal. This trek, and others in the area, may have the charm of trekking in the Himalaya at a fraction of the price and altitude. The people of Imlil and the Toubkal refuges are friendly regardless of any language barriers.
With a full tank of gas, and food, Take the 203 out of Marrakech to Tahnaout, make sure you don't end up on S 507. Follow 203 to Asni (this section of the road is spectacular, but pay attention, the drivers on this road are wild, also look out for shepherds). In Asni, there will be a turn for Imlil, follow this dirt road past ramshackle buildings until you end up in central Imlil and park to the left where the road takes a hard right.
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Toubkal Standard Route Mod. Snow Africa : Morocco : Jbel Toubkal
Follow the obvious valley by the path of least resistance, if there is not a trail to follow from the hoards of previous climbers, when you enter the south cwm, you can see the summit, the path of least resistance goes up the low angle snowfield to to right, and follows the ridge to the first false summit. From here, if it is clear, you can see the signpost on top of the real summit. If not, continue on the right side of the ridge, without falling into the abyss, until you reach the summit pro...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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