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edog2005Tough winter conditions on Jbel Toubkal
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

edog2005

Experienced quite difficult winter conditions on this attempt on Jbel Toubkal - high winds and deep hard snow on the walk to the refuges from Sidi Chamharouch and after spending one night at the Mouflon mountain refuge, I made it to 3300m on the slopes above the refuges before giving up (2 people in my group did get to the summit though).

Ice-axe and crampons very necessary on this climb, and I think if I try this again I will probably need 2 nights at altitude to acclimatise instead of one.

Full trip report on my blog here:
http://www.edwardboyle.com/blog/?p=222
Posted Feb 11, 2009 8:47 am

CaralynrGreat winter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

Caralynr

Good day out in deep snow. Trip report to follow.
Posted Jan 16, 2009 10:36 am

salimrNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2008

salimr

With Alain, Omar and Olivier we climbed to the top, quite a lot of snow so early in the season.
With snowboard down through the north face of the Ibikhi sud.

Bye
Posted Dec 27, 2008 1:19 pm

starybaranNormal route  Sucess!
From that garages(about 2200m) used as a ubications cca 6 hour to the top. No need for climbing or ice equipment. Nice walk...
Posted Nov 27, 2008 11:12 pm

alpinegosseDone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2006

alpinegosse

Cold Hut, Avy Beacon, Beyonce in the Taxi.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 12:07 pm

fatdadNormal Route  Sucess!

fatdad

I was traveling by myself in Southern Spain in summer 1990 with a Spain/Morocco guidebook. On a lark, I took the ferry and night train to Marrakech, met some Brits and climbed the Standard route with one of them in two days from Marrakesh. It was very cold and we didn't have any appropriate mt. gear so wore all the clothing we had we leaving the Neltner hut in the morning. The whole trip, the spontaneity, the climb, the view from the summit looking out east over the Sahara was memorable.
Posted Sep 12, 2008 5:59 pm

barrygMy first 4000+ peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2007

barryg

We climbed the normal south face route. Very busy in the refuge as it was Easter holidays. Beautiful conditions, we needed crampons from above the refuge. Fantastic views from the top.
Posted Sep 10, 2008 4:28 pm

FrançoisJRoute climbed : normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

FrançoisJ

Sabrina and I climbed up normal south route (Tizi Toubkal) and down normal north route (Tizi Imuzzer) with a french group.
I also soloed Toubkal west from tizi Toubkal.
Sabrina and I soloed to 3rd of the four summit of Imuzzer (not easy to tell wich one is the highest but with no doubt none of them is a 4000er (3965 m max).
Posted Jun 24, 2008 9:28 am

OutdoorpartnerThree of four 4000 meters  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2008

Outdoorpartner

Bluebird day; very crowded on the summit. This was the third of four 4000 meter peaks we climbed. Toubkal was the only mountain with a clear trail to the top.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 9:54 pm

LSEasy but nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2008

LS

I'm too lazy to translate my Norwegian trip-report found here:
http://distantpeak.com/cms/story/202/atlas-mountains
Posted Jun 14, 2008 12:20 pm

MattHC3 men, one girl and a dog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008

MattHC

So we had a tiny window of opportunity between work, a day! Could we do it? I reckoned we could, but it would need a really early start. The others reckoend there was no point in sleeping - so 11pm saw us drive out of Marrakech. We parked up opposite Aremd, and were off by 2am. By 4 am we were above Sidi Chamharouch and wondering what was wrong - we were exhausted. OK - so maybe missing a nights sleep was not such a good idea. A couple of hours kip, and we were off again. A nic cup of team with my friend Brahima at the CAF hut gave us plenty of sugary fuel to keep going. Now we were on snow and I was a bit worried how my dog would cope - silly really, she did fine, scampered way on ahead of us as to say hurry up slow coaches.

Up at the peak (again), not great views this time, bit too hazy. Windy and cold too, so we didn't hang around and set off after 15 mins to head back to the car.

Descent was fine until Sidi Chamharouch, and then my toes really started to hurt. Too long squashed into my boots. It was such a relief to get those things off and put my feet into more comfortable approach shoes.

So were back in Marrakech for 11pm, a great way to spend 24hrs. My feet were numb for days though ...
Posted May 11, 2008 12:05 pm

Peak_Bagger1st peak!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2001

Peak_Bagger

My 1st peak...it was cool. Hard to imagine it would lead me to all the things I've done now.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 2:54 am

MegasAlexandrosAwesome experience!  Sucess!

MegasAlexandros

This was an unforgetable experience! I climbed the classic route.
Leaving the hut at 2 AM it took around 4 hours of climbing in moonlight to the summit. Strong winds were blowing occasionally but did not cause any serious problem. I made it to the summit 20 seconds before the sun appeared on the horizon!
Posted Mar 28, 2008 7:07 pm

Jon CrucesRoute Climbed: Normal route. Ikhibi Sud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2008

Jon Cruces

We left the hut at 06:00am, and it took us 4h15min to get to the top. The day was excellent. I was very happy standing in the summit. I might be one of the youngest person to climb toubkal.

PHOTOS + VIDEO: http://todovertical.com/jon_unai/blog.php?id=15
Posted Mar 26, 2008 5:19 am

ProterraNice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

Proterra

Encountered a wee bit of iced-up rock, definately not a "walk-up" all the way, needed hands pretty much all the way up from the corrie to the saddle. Reckon it`s a YDS 2-3.

Did the West Toubkal summit afterwards. Very enjoyable day.

Pictures coming up when i`m back in Nijmegen
Posted Nov 21, 2007 6:44 am

codelancerRoute Climbed: Standard Route, solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007

codelancer

start from Casablanca at 8:00 10th June, Marrakesh at 12:00, Imlil at 16:00, Refuge Neltner 21:00
Start climbing at 10:00, 11th June. Summit at 13:00pm.
Without guide.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 9:28 am

QuensellBetter than I thought  Sucess!
I climbed Toubkal with a mate as a special treat for ourselves (winter walking has yet to appeal to me in a big way). Stayed at the Toubkal refuge for three nights and climbed around the Atlas as a bonus for two days. The views from the top on a clear day are amazing - good fun sliding back down on my backside as well although it's obviously not recommended!!!!
Posted Sep 28, 2007 9:01 am

roadmountainRoute Climbed: normal route
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2007

roadmountain

My climbing partner first 4000 meter peak. Nice summit, very different than the Alps.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 4:59 pm

markradfordToubkel by Voie Normale  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2007

markradford

Fair bit of snow, left hut at 6 am and on the summit by 9. Fair slog up to the first col and better view when up on the north ridge looking across into sahara. Cold above 3700m, back down to hut by 11.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 3:37 pm

Joker VkMy firts 4000m  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2007

Joker Vk

It´s incredible, up the summit of this mountain with 5 frineds. The views are incredible. Go and see.
Posted Jan 24, 2007 4:08 pm

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