Jbel Toubkal Climber's Log

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andrei_toma - Nov 8, 2021 1:20 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2014

Normal Route

From Imlil to the refuge. Overnight at the refuge. Next day to the top and all the way back to Imlil.


Scott - Jan 12, 2020 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2019

Toubkal  Sucess!

December 26

Shaylee and I hiked up to the Toubkal hut high on Toubkal. The last 1/3 of the route was covered in snow, with some icy places. The views were nice along the way and the weather was clear.

December 27

It was cool in the morning, bu Shaylee and I climbed Toubkal. Conditions were good and we wore the crampons the entire distance. Some of the trail was steep, but there was nothing technical. We saw a fox early on and then several birds and squirrels near and at the summit.

The views were really nice from the summit. We took a long break before heading back down the mountain.

December 28

Today we descended from the Toubkal Hut on another really nice day.

blazbe - May 9, 2019 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2019

meet the sunrise at the summit  Sucess!

we started early. weather was perfect. 1st day from Imlil to refuge 4 - 5 h, 2nd day from the refuge to the summit (3 hours) and back to refuge (2 h) and to Imlil (3-4 hours).


utahjimk - May 3, 2019 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2019

south cwm  Sucess!

excellent hike in snow from Mouflon Refuge - standard hike from Imlil over 2 days.


runout - Mar 15, 2019 7:35 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2016

African firn  Sucess!

Traverse. Perfect weather.


avazphoto - Jan 13, 2019 4:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2019

My first 4000

The plan was to climb with a friend, but the day before he got sick to it's stomach and also because of the terrorist attack two weeks before I had to change plans and hire a local guide (mandatory at the moment). The climb was accomplished in two days. Day one from 1800m in Mzick to Toubkal refuge at 3300m in 3,5 hours, and day two from the refuge to the summit (2,5 hours) and then all the way down to Imlil valley (4 hours).

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kevin trieu - Sep 6, 2018 10:25 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2013

Climb with Ingrid  Sucess!

Climbed with Ingrid. Camped at the hut. Finally get to climb in the fabled High Atlas. Lovely village at the base. Had fantastic tagine.


jck - Jun 27, 2018 3:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2018

South CWM  Sucess!

Took the standard route after a night in Refuge du Toubkal.
Easy, no snow left, bit windy on the top. It took us 2,5 hour to te summit from the hut.


boriskrielen - Feb 6, 2018 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2017

South cwm route winter solo from Imlil  Sucess!

I climbed Jbel Toubkal 5 times so far, all in winter. Last winter I did a solo trailrun from Imlil to the summit (4 hour 15 min) and back down to Imlil (3 hour 15 min). #nonstopsolo


Confeta - Feb 1, 2018 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2013

1 minute on the top  Sucess!

The night before the ascent the temperature dropped down greatly, and the blizzard with strong wind began in the morning. So we got to the summit, stand there just for 1 minute to take a picture, and ran back down. It was extremely cold.


atavist - Oct 3, 2017 11:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2017

11th African HP  Sucess!

Shared a taxi to Imlil from the airport with two Spaniards who arrived on same flight. Total cost €66. I thought it was expensive but the convenience couldn't be beat. First day arrived to Imlil late afternoon and hiked to the only big settlement between Aroumd and the refuge. Second night I camped in the boulders a few hundred meters above the refuge. Third day made the summit and got back to the settlement. Last day hiked out, took taxi/bus to Marrakech central market for 30 dirhams. Then got a train from Marrakech to Fes.

* climbed with crutches


MikeLJ - May 30, 2017 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Lovely, clear day  Sucess!

Fantastic day.


ye2bnik - May 9, 2017 2:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2017

Success in windy conditions  Sucess!

Climbed from Refugee Toubkal. Start 5am, summit before 9am. Very sunny and windy in upper parts, wind up to 60m/s. Temperature on the top ca.-10C. No gear needed, snowfields easy to cross without crampons.

After Toubkal we have climbed a bit lower Toubkal West (ca. 20 mins from Toubkal saddle.

Next day two 4000ers more: Ras 4083m and Timesguida 4088m. More challenging that Toubkal, with some rock climbing. From Refugee Toubkal and back it took us 6,5 hours.


seancau - Sep 2, 2016 5:47 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Long Weekend in Morocco  Sucess!

Flew to Marrakesh, spent the night in a hostel, the morning walking around the old city, then caught a grande taxi to Imlil. Starting hiking at about 2pm, made the (comfortable, almost luxurious!) Refugi de Mouflans just before sunset. Early start (4am), summit 3hours later, just after sunrise. Beautiful view of other Atlas peaks sticking out of a sea of clouds with nothing but blue sky above. Hiked back down & caught another waiting grande taxi back to Marrakesh to celebrate.


arturf - Sep 7, 2015 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2013

Summited in Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Me and my wife have summited Toubkal on Christmas, 2013, via standard route.

We ascended to the Refuge Les Mouflons de Toubkal hut from Imlil on the first day (6 - 7 hours), spent a night there and summited next day (hut-summit-hut in 9 hours). The weather was just perfect, surprisingly, but there was nearly no snow on the route until the summit ridge. All the way to summit and back without crampons, just mountain boots and trekking poles. We descended to the hut and spent another night there before going back to Imlil in order to have some rest.

The hut is very well-organized and maintained. No delays with breakfast, we have requested it at 6 a.m., and it was on the table before we even came to the dining room. The fee was 319 dirhams per person, however it included overnight, dinner and breakfast. Dinners and breakfasts were very good.


Jurgen - Jan 5, 2015 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2015

Traverse on skis  Sucess!

Reached the summit via the south col route. The hard snow and excellent track made us decide to carry our skis to the summit (instead of skinning up). On our descent via the north col we cliimbed Imouzzer and skied down the northern cwm to the Refuge des Mouflons. A great descent on skies although the snow was a bit hard and bumpy (due to the wind).


Lodewijk - Aug 31, 2014 5:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Toubkal for the weekend  Sucess!

July 11: Imlil(1740m) - Toubkal Refuges (3207m)
July 12: Refuges- South Cwm - Toubkal - North Cwm- Imlil
Nearly all snow had melted, so we did not need crampons etc.
What a great place to visit and what a great mountain to stand on! The weather was great as well. It's awesome to look into the Sahara desert from the summit knowing there is thousands of miles of just sand and nothing. After summiting Toubkal and some surrounding peaks the descent was long, very long. We were exhausted after a 2500m vertical drop, but very satisfied. Great trip, great mountain.


AlpineTrails - Jun 4, 2014 12:15 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2014

Nice weather good climbe  Sucess!

Great 4000+m peak for those who not seek technical routes.
Left from Marrakech 8am. We took a taxi to Imlil for 200 dirhams. We start climbing at 11am and got to the refugee around 5pm. Normally the climb is much faster but we stopped for pictures, filming and then lunch in a berber village. We camped just outside the refugee, where for 10 dirhams I had the best hot shower ever at 3200m. Temperature in the night was about 5 degrees C and some rain, but no problems with the sleeping bag. Left early in the morning, about 7am. Most of the time was cloudy however when we reached the summit the sun came out. Clear and great view from the top. Started the descent around 2pm. packed our bags which we left at the refugee and way down to Imlil by 7pm. Took the taxi back to the city for 300 dirhams ( no public transport in the evening therefore taxi more expensive)


damgaard - Mar 23, 2014 2:52 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2013

"winter walking"  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit as a part of a "winter walking" trip with KE Adventure. Western ridge up and northern ridge down. Super weather and hardly any snow. Lesson learned: Hanging upside down on the summit monument will make you dizzy ...


ericvola - Dec 26, 2013 2:38 am

4 routes climbed  Sucess!

During a company seminar, I organised a climb per day for 4 days with volunteers coming each at a time on 4 different routes as I had only one spare pair of climbing boots with me (they fitted all but one who suffered from being a bit too tight). Better climbing than attending the seminar!

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