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Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco


Postby EACHANN AN DOIRE » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:45 pm

Date walked: 06/10/2016

Time taken: 16

Ascent: 2467m

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Took a wee dauner up Mt Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains the other day - as you do.

Seriously though - a great trip with a guide, Hassan, a young geography student at Marrakech University. Also Zuheer the muleteer-cum-cook also a local man from the village of Imlil.

I don’t want to bore you with an essay on the subject but here are a few photos to give a flavour of it.....

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This wee dark alley led to my hotel or "Riad" where I slept the night I arrived in Marrakech.


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The courtyard of the Riad - calming and beautiful.


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Hot lunch on day 1 at this brilliant place


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Damn clever way to keep the coke cool - the hose is fed from a stream of snow melt.


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On the way up the valley - goodness knows what these animals graze on!


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Sheltered from a rain/ hail storm here. Yep - hail !!


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Typical Berber settlement


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Saw this on the approach to the refuge - apparently we're not allowed to go scuba diving.


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At the refuge - end of day 1.


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Took this pic on the way down. On the way up was at 04:30am in the pitch dark with only 1 head torch between 2.


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Again - no-one told me I needed a bloody torch


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I think I took this on the way down.


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From the summit


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Again - from the summit


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Another treasured summit photie


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Guide Hassan looks steeply down to our lunch spot on day 2.


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This is the village where guide Hassan was born & brought up - Aroumd


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Our wee team nearly at the end of the walk - myself, Hassan (R) and Zuheer (L)


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... and the day after it was over. Being a tourist in Marrakech


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Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech "New Town"
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Re: Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Postby ChrisW » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:31 pm

On the way up the valley - goodness knows what these animals graze on!

fallen hikers mate....that's what :lol:

Lovely images of a place I'd like to visit (just as a tourist rather than hiker) maybe when we geta bit closer to home we'll make the trip :clap:
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