Jbel Toubkal Climber's Log
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|Diego Sahagún||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 31 March 1994|
|Not too easy walk from Neltner refuge (3.207 m). Two friends of mine and me left camp near this hut at 9:30 h. The snow wasn't yet so hard but kept on the ikhibi (stream bed) Sud. About 12.000 ft. we felt sick because of height but kept upstairs another time. The ascent isn't difficult, the trail goes along a large snow-covered bed until tizi n'Toubkal (Toubkal col) at 3.940 m. Some climbers go back from summit after leaving their camps soon on the morning. On the col we turned to the left up a scree slope, went along the ridge coming up from the col and traversed right to the summit plateau. There a great iron piramid marks the tallest point of NW-Africa (4.167 m). The sky was then overcast and there was a little fog first of the descent. We lost the trail a little but soon found it. The descent was a pleasant walk on this beautiful High Atlas mountain, the snow had soften and we sometimes sank to our hips at the last part of the route over our tent.|
|Posted Feb 5, 2002 3:44 pm|
|ben jammin||Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 1995|
|Maroccan mountain sickness due to a far too enthusiastic ascent :-(|
|Posted Dec 19, 2001 12:08 pm|
|jpdoumeyrou||Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: jan 2000|
|Had to turn around 60 vertical meters from the summit.|
We had come too fast to the refuge, and my partner felt sick, so we got up late, started late, dragged ass on the way up, and eventually my partner gave up and turned around. I went on alone, but it was already too late. Because the hut's guard was supposed to leave at 4 pm, I had a turnaround time of 2. At 2:30, I turned around in view of the summit.
It was my first experience of altitude, and I had my money worth of it. That day I was totally alone on the mountain, and the view is great.
Especially in winter, I think it is a good training mountain. It looks and feel like a high altitude mountain, yet it is not difficult.
Also Morocco is quite interesting.
|Posted Oct 5, 2001 1:57 am|
|tom stoddart||Date Climbed: September 1999|
|Incredible views available to those willing to spend the night on the summit, as we did. Very cold and windy, and no water above about 3500m, but a wonderful experience.|
|Posted Apr 19, 2001 6:31 am|