Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Range and North Africa. It might be just on our doorstep but provides us with the chance to experience an ascent of a mountain more than 4,000m high offering a striking alternative to European Alpine trekking and allowing us to get a taste of this fascinating country.
We start our journey in Marrakech, Morocco’s fascinating and other-worldly capital before transferring to the foothills of the Atlas to begin our climb passing through villages where the houses seem to have been scraped up from the desert floor, along meandering mule paths, and marvelling as the high mountain scenery begins to open up around us.
We acclimatise on Toubkal’s neighbour, Ouanoukrim Peak and then winding our way through rocky paths bounded by steep scree slopes we reach the summit of Toubkal where the whole of the Atlas range opens up before us. The silence is remarkable, the High Atlas is unforgettable.
"A big Thank you from me as James's mum. He had a brilliant time and enjoyed every moment. I was worried initially when he left but he sent me a text to say how nice everyone was which immediately reassured me. James has learnt a lot. I'm so glad he had this experience. The biggest thank you possible to all your team! "