winter adventures in the high atlas mountains
"Wow! Where do I start. Perhaps by saying please bear with me for the length of this review but it just has to be said.
This was a brilliant trip which exceeded all my expectations.........."
Fly to Marrakech, tranfer to Imlil
Acclimatise and sample some single pitch ice climbing
Descend to Imlil and tranfer to Marrakech for the afternoon / evening
Walk to the Mouflons Hut at 3200m
Day 04 to 06
Various climbing adventures depending on the conditions
Normally the morning is spent in Marrakech and fly home in the afternoon / early evening
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
DO I NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
This trip is ideal for those that have done some winter climbing before and are looking for an adventurous alternative from Scotland.
We will be affected by the effects of altitude during the week and whilst we’ll discuss how to manage this, walking & climbing in the mountains in winter can be quite physically tiring, so combined with the effects of altitude, it’s a fairly challenging environment.
To give yourself the best opportunity to enjoy this week, prior fitness training in the hills and mountains is essential.
If you haven’t got any winter climbing experience, but are keen to learn, then please contact me to discuss this further as this could be a possibility and of course, blue skies are far better to learn a new skill in!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
This trip is in a winter environment so, crampons, ice axes and plenty of warm clothing will be needed.
I will send you a detailed kit list when you confirm your place.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
I don’t book your flights, rather once they are released I will confirm the flight I’m flying on and you book your own. Then we will meet centrally at the UK airport. If you wish to fly from another airport then you will need to ensure it arrives and departs in a similar timeframe to mine.
Myself and a BMG / IFMGA instructor
All accommodation inc Imlil, Mouflons hut and a night in Marrakech - located a few hundred metres from Jemaa el Fnaa
Arrival and departure airport transfers and transport to Imlil
Mules/porters for getting our kit to the hut and back down
All food except for all lunches and the evening meal in Marrakech
WHAT"S NOT INCLUDED?
Visa - (not currently required) & vaccinations
Transceiver, Pole, Shovel (this will need to be hired for the week if the conditions require it)
Drinks/food in addition to the above
A £250 deposit* will secure your space and the balance payable 90 days prior to the start date.
On receipt of your deposit, I will send you a detailed itinerary, equipment list and a packing tick list. This will provide detailed information/advice on flights, accommodation, food, health and hygiene, environmental responsibilities, walking at altitude, fitness, insurance and currency.
*Non-refundable deposit please see Conditions of Booking