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Post by WouterB » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:24 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:Wasn't snow on Jbel Toubkal when you were there this month :?:

Just the tiniest little bit.

I've got another exam on saturday, that's why I've been postponing the TR. But it's coming up, no worries!

Post by Diego Sahagún » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:17 am

Wasn't snow on Jbel Toubkal when you were there this month :?:

Post by WouterB » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:38 am

I'm working on it, give me some time :wink:

Post by Kiefer » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:40 pm

Yes! Put up some new pics or a trip report.
This peak has remained high on my list of mountains. I'd be very interested to hear about the in-country logistics as well.

Post by fossana » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:47 am

IMHO, a full day in Marrakesh is more than enough. The vendors are extremely aggressive, which makes visiting the market in town a drag. I was in Germany/Italy for work in Nov 2004 and visited Marrakesh on a brief side trip (made even shorter by the all too frequent Italian transit strikes). I didn't bring climbing gear so I just did a short solo trek in the Atlas, staying at Berber villages. There was snow on the passes at this time. Hope you make it to Toubkal. The High Atlas are definitely worth a visit and much more pleasant than the cities.

Post by chugach mtn boy » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:27 am

Put up a few pictures of what you encountered! I have a daughter who is dying to do this, and November '10 is a possible time.

Post by WouterB » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:26 am

Both of us made it up. :)

Post by WouterB » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:42 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:Wouter, nobody rope on the normal route of Jbel Toubal. If you are not sure about your girlfriend performance then aim at another objective such as only approaching to Refuges du Toubkal or a hike visiting berebers' small villages


Not much to do with her performance. I just want to make her FEEL safe. Having something to hold at all times and having the knowledge that there is a rope does a lot for some people.

Post by Diego Sahagún » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:17 pm

Wouter, nobody rope on the normal route of Jbel Toubal. If you are not sure about your girlfriend performance then aim at another objective such as only approaching to Refuges du Toubkal or a hike visiting berebers' small villages

Post by WouterB » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:17 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:Jbel Toubkal normal route is not a short climb Wouter and I think you should go with that in your mind. If there is ice and you don't take your crampons you wont be able to cross those icy sections and you probably will have to descend instead. By the way my scaner is broken. D'you have any guidebook or anything :?:


I'm only starting to look into it. One thing I'm starting to notice is that I will indeed need to bring crampons. I think it might be better to take 1 piolet and just rope the GF up and attach her to me. But yes, I'll probably need crampons.

The reason I was trying to avoid that is because I don't plan on taking my Baruntse's and my automatic crampons only attach to those. So yeah, I'll have to get some normal crampons somewhere. 2 pairs... .

The route itself doesn't look that hard. Besides, if the weather really turns ugly, the GF is staying inside anyway.

Post by Diego Sahagún » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:40 am

WouterB wrote:
Diego Sahagún wrote:I'd be more days in the mountains, at least 3 days. Are you going to travel by plane :?: Note that it will be snow (and ice) there and the weather can be a bit severe. It's not difficult to find the trail from Imlil, you only have to follow the main street straightly. Anyway, you could hire a mule to the snow line. It would carry your backpack to the snow line and it's cheap. BTW, I have a topographic map of the area. Though it's not very good I bought it in Imlil


I'll try to get as many days in the mountains as I can, but I also have to keep in mind that this is not really MY trip. It's OUR trip. No need to drag the GF into the mountains for a whole vacation, I know she won't enjoy it. This year I'll have spend a total of 6 - 7 weeks climbing without her.

I don't really care about the weater. Love snow and cold. GF not so much, but I'm getting her some decent gear, so she should be fine. Do you think I need a mule? I don't. I'm not planning on taking that much up. It's only a short climb. Not even sure if I bring crampons. Will bring an ice axe!

Any chance you could scan that map? Or atleast the important part(s)?


Jbel Toubkal normal route is not a short climb Wouter and I think you should go with that in your mind. If there is ice and you don't take your crampons you wont be able to cross those icy sections and you probably will have to descend instead. By the way my scaner is broken. D'you have any guidebook or anything :?:

Post by WouterB » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:34 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:I'd be more days in the mountains, at least 3 days. Are you going to travel by plane :?: Note that it will be snow (and ice) there and the weather can be a bit severe. It's not difficult to find the trail from Imlil, you only have to follow the main street straightly. Anyway, you could hire a mule to the snow line. It would carry your backpack to the snow line and it's cheap. BTW, I have a topographic map of the area. Though it's not very good I bought it in Imlil


I'll try to get as many days in the mountains as I can, but I also have to keep in mind that this is not really MY trip. It's OUR trip. No need to drag the GF into the mountains for a whole vacation, I know she won't enjoy it. This year I'll have spend a total of 6 - 7 weeks climbing without her.

I don't really care about the weater. Love snow and cold. GF not so much, but I'm getting her some decent gear, so she should be fine. Do you think I need a mule? I don't. I'm not planning on taking that much up. It's only a short climb. Not even sure if I bring crampons. Will bring an ice axe!

Any chance you could scan that map? Or atleast the important part(s)?

Post by Diego Sahagún » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:59 pm

I'd be more days in the mountains, at least 3 days. Are you going to travel by plane :?: Note that it will be snow (and ice) there and the weather can be a bit severe. It's not difficult to find the trail from Imlil, you only have to follow the main street straightly. Anyway, you could hire a mule to the snow line. It would carry your backpack to the snow line and it's cheap. BTW, I have a topographic map of the area. Though it's not very good I bought it in Imlil

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