Ascent to the highest mountain in North Africa
The ascent to Tubkal is technically comparable to tours in the Tatras. However, the difference lies in the length of the march and the altitude. I read the opinions of different people on the internet. Some individuals give the peak of Imlil and back in one day. Most people divide the ascent into two days – one day ascent to the cottage and the other to the top and then down to Imlil. After all, it's quite a large elevation gain. We were not in any time and we had the opportunity to divide the output into three days.
Imlil and Around
The village under the mountains, where the entrance to the mountains and ascent begins – Imlil 1740 m above sea level
Taking pictures of children is not easy :-)
photo taken from afar … children do not want to be photographed and if for a bribe, but financial .. I gave them LIPO with our Czech Mole in the picture :-)
Entrance to Toubkal National Park
path next to the sign .. such are basically all the way to our „Base Camp“
Long ascent to the cottage
..I did not measure the way, but I found out that our trek, which awaits us on the first day, is about 12 km and an elevation gain of 1300 m, along the way we meet mules with a load, which I feel sorry for …
Company along the way
..the goats make us on the way: D and also the murmur of the stream that flows through the valley ..
The village of Sidi Shamharus – some of them took a bath in a cold stream, there was a snack in the form of orange juice with squeezed fresh oranges, snack stations with juice is the way to the cottage about 5 ..
..I would say it's a donkey ..: D ..but they are mules … we met a lot of them on the way … here is a view back to our already lost route
… more fully loaded …
We continue in the direction of cottage Toubkal and our destination of today's journey
..how people are tiny .. :-)
Jebel Toubkal National Park
..weather wishes us throughout our stay – May 2019
Juice with fresh oranges
..refreshment station … in addition to juices you can also have bottled water or Coca-Cola and others ..
We are approaching ...
… the cottage, which is today's goal, is already in sight :-)
Refuge du Toubkal - our Base Camp
..there are two mountain huts … my assumptions that they are not far from each other have not been confirmed, the huts are just above each other … we are staying in the Toubkal hut and just below it is the second hut Les Mouflons .. they are proper buildings, compared to what we saw behind the dwellings in the villages … the cottage is at an altitude of 3207m.nm. we will spend two nights here …
On the way ... through the valley ...
… view from the cottage on our exit path …
Morning and climb to the top
..there behind the cottage is a small waterfall and we have to overcome it first, the weather is beautiful, but quite strong wind makes the whole ascent unpleasant
Lots of rubble along the way ...
.. the way to the top is over stones, but a large part is rubble, which is quite unpleasant and quite slippery … in some places there are still snow fields. ..
.. it is May and there is relatively little snow here, but despite that, the road leads here and there through snow fields .. we overcame without cats, only with hiking poles …
We are approaching the top
..climbing over rubble and stones brought us to the horizon, here we turned left and there is still a long way to the top in front of us …
Jebel Toubkal 4167 m
..we are here :-) – unfortunately I have no idea how long we went: D
… it was unbelievable that we were alone at the top: D
Top - a few photos
… it blows quite a lot … we take the top photo and disappear down …
The top is quite spacious
to overcome the unpleasant rubble and a few snow fields again, the snow is already allowed in the afternoon and we are doing well :-)
Back to the cottage
… we spread out the ascent for a few days..we spend the next night in the cottage and in the morning we go back to the valley ..
Back to civilization
… we leave in the morning
The end :-)
.. we are down .. and the next days we move to Marrakech :-)
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