I'm booked on the July 14th Mount Toubkal Climb. This is a first for me and am open to any tips anyone has for me?!
We did the winter climb version of this trip (see profile pic of summit!) and its a great experience if you like a culture change! The only bit of advice I would give you is that if you get the option to go to the Baths at Imlil, be warned it entails being stripped to your underwear, lying on a concrete floor and buckets of water been hurled at you and they do the whole group together! Before we went there was people on the forum saying 'ooh you must try that', the swine’s! :) Take a towel even just a travel one.
The climb of Toubkal and Ouanakrim is non-technical but most of us suffered from the lack of oxygen at one point or another, although the guides were mostly sympathetic and stopped for a rest when requested.
There are two huts at basecamp, (we stopped in the smaller one) and there was a little shop in the other where you can buy simple snacks and cola. Take an emergency loo roll and Imodium!
If your a vegetarian you may want to take some extra little snacks.
Thanks so much for the advice, I'm so excited and can't wait to get walking!
Am also booked on the 14th July trip - it sounds an amazing adventure in the mountains and am really looking forward to it. Will also be my first Exodus holiday. A little worried about it being too hot though!
I've been with Exodus before - they're a really good company to travel with so you've no worries there... And there's no such thing as too hot! I'm sure it'll be fine. Not long now!
I too am on this trip and flying from Gatwick on the 0640 Easyjet flight.
I have never done anything like this before and I am now beginning to get nervous. I just hope I can cope with the heat.
I have olive skin and most people I meet can't understand why I am not good with hot weather. Then I explain that I was born and bread in Manchester. Nothing but rain up north. :-).
I have ordered a solar charger for my phone as it will also be my camera. Hopefully it will arrive in time. It had good reviews so should do the job. My phone is a Blackberry but the charger apparently comes with a number of adapters.
PowerBee - Specialist Solar Retailers. Online at Powerbee.co.uk
I only ordered it this weekend so it should arrive sometime this week I hope. Give me time to try it out.
Great ! I'll take a look....
Feel im leaving some things last minute hehe.. what other useful things is everyone taking? Imodium, hand wash etc?
Its going to be hot, so Im mainly sticking to T-shirts and shorts... that sound right?
Share the last minute feeling! Got home the other day to find a bright green Exodus hold-all bag on my doorstep... so going to just take that and a daysack?
Found a headtorch and sleeping bag liner today... should be useful things to take.
I'm on the BA flight from Gatwick at 1450... anyone else on that one?
See you soon,
Is anyone else getting worried now? I am beginning to think I am going to die with the heat. The heat this week in the UK has nearly killed me. Arrhh
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