Tag Archives: Winter climbing

Where is the Matterhorn?

If you’re into winter climbing you’ve probably heard of Matterhorn. You’ve probably seen spectacular videos of climbers summiting it with breath-taking views over the surrounding peaks and the prominent ridge towards the summit. But where is the Matterhorn?? The Matterhorn … Continue reading

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Today Was a Good Day – Summiting Toubkal (Morocco)

It’s not a secret that I like hiking and climbing. Last year I did my first winter climb summiting Toubkal in Morocco, the highest peak in North Africa. Big challenge for a first timer. Especially when you have to fight … Continue reading

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Atlas Mountains – Imlil by Night

The topic of this week’s photo challenge is ‘Half Half’. And this my story: Once upon a time, it was Christmas time, a young couple decided to go travelling. Curious about the world and wanting to see faraway countries they … Continue reading

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Review Mount Toubkal

+ Beautiful mountains + Good exercise + Fabulous guide + Awesome, like-minded people + Ideal for winter climbing – It’s f***reezing cold – Sick stomach – Light altitude sickness – Painful ascents But after some time you forget about the … Continue reading

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Toubkal Refuge – Imlil

15km – with Prasana, Mohammed, Michon, Mike and Abdah. ↓ 1467m What I noticed this morning when we were leaving the refuge was that everyone was in a very positive, happy mood to go down. 3 parties with their guides … Continue reading

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Ouanoukrim (4089m – Attempt)

2,5 km – with Prasana and Mohammed. ↑ 693m ↓ 693m The night before: If it’s about 3°C in your room, you’re wrapped up in a cosy sleeping bag, you don’t think twice if you wanna go to the loo … Continue reading

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Mount Toubkal Summit (4167m)

1,5 km – with Prasana, Bonnie and Mohammed. ↑ 960m ↓ 960m The morning after the first night: As I mentioned before, only the common area is heated. Not the dormitories. F*** it was freezing. I guess it was around … Continue reading

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Imlil to Toubkal Refuge (base camp)

15 km – with Prasana, Bonnie and Mohammed. ↑ 1467m Christmas 2014: no tree, no turkey, no presents. Therefore mint tea, tajine and trekking. Our plan: to climb North Africa’s highest mountain Toubkal (4167m) in Morocco’s Atlas mountains. You need: … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Toubkal in Winter – A Brief Introduction

Originally posted on Adventure Alternative Blog:
We have been leading winter climbs of Mount Toubkal in the Moroccan Atlas mountains for a few years now. It is a superb trip and one that people often sign up for as a…

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