Mt. Toubkal Climb

Happy New Year,

Looking forward to meeting all of you joining me on this adventure. Good luck with your preparations.

Dan

Hi Dan and other fellow ”Toubkaler’s”. Should be a good trip!

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Fi

Looking forward to meeting you all and having a great few days away ;-)

My first trip like this so all tips welcome!

Kev.

 

Looking forward to this!  My first multi-day trek since I was a child, so am very excited and also a bit apprehensive.  :D

 

Hi All are u on the short trek 26th April? My friend Julie and I are and have been discussing training? Anyone doing anything specific apart from walking! 

Hey everyone, 

getting excited for my first proper trek!! Only done uk based treks like national and Yorkshire three peaks!! Looking forward to meeting you all!! What other treks/trips have you done? 

 

Cher xx

I have only done the Hadrian’s Wall route and the final

stage of the Camino de Santiago, I have never done this type of uphill trek before only walking. Really excited, I am coming with my friend Julie too. Little apprehensive about the altitude but all part of the experience. Looking forward to meeting you all 

we‘ll all support each other .. I’m coming with my friend Hannah too so there will be a nice group of us. 

Very exciting x

Nice to see some more names. I’ve bought my water purification tablets ans heading torch this morning.

My training is not going well at all! Hope I don’t slow everyone down... I have a week in the Spanish Mountains in March to train.

I’ve received my exodus kit bag and I’m taking a 50l rucksack. Don’t forget your face wipes  and soothing moisturiser ladies. 

All others going on earlier trips, I would love to hear how you get on and any tips for essentials.  

Enjoy, everyone!  :)

I'm so excited for this trip! I am on the trip departing on the 29th. Actually, I will arrive into Marrakech the day before.  Anyone else?

Not long left to go and training is underway. My training is involving lots of gym work and long walks on the weekend. I did day treks up mountains in Europe last year, but this will be my first multi-day trek.

I am currently looking at sleeping bags. What is everyone going with for the trip?

I will be arriving in the morning of the 29th.

Dan

Not long left to go and training is underway. My training is involving lots of gym work and long walks on the weekend. I did day treks up mountains in Europe last year, but this will be my first multi-day trek.

I am currently looking at sleeping bags. What is everyone going with for the trip?

I will be arriving in the morning of the 29th.

Dan

I'm arriving on the morning of the 29th too.  Doing a bit of training by running, my usual gym classes and trying to do a lot more walking in my daily life.  Will try and fit in a couple of hikes before leaving...  although running out of free weekends!

As for sleeping bags, I bought a 4-season artificial down Mountain Hard Wear bag.  Don't want to take any chances that I'll be cold overnight!  

If anyone is London-based and fancies a pre-trip drink one evening, let me know.  

A

I bought a Marmot synthetic 3-season.

How may are booked on the winter climb? How's the training going? I haven't trekked for a while and discovered how quickly I've gone out of shape.

Hi All, hows training going, I’m up to about 6-7 miles walking now but maybe I should be doing more? A mixture of gym work on the legs too, a little nerv but really excited to, looking forward to meeting the gang! 

Just returned from a three day spree in Snowdonia. Managed to get to the top of Snowdon (on my second attempt after turning back because of conditions the day before) and Cnicht. Feeling it in my legs this morning.

I have time to kill after the climb so thinking of doing a 3 day desert tour starting Sunday 6th May.  'Explore Sahara Tours' do a private tour in a 4x4 and have nothing but excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.  Cost is €165 per person up to 4 people or €205 for 2.  Anyone interested?

Nice idea Brian. I have some time after the trip too, but I am heading to the coast to surf. Well, attempt to.

Just been looking at currency and my research dictates that I but it after I land. Is everyone doing the same?

13 days to go!!!

Hi guys, wish I had a few days after the trek to enjoy more of Morocco ... lucky you!

I always take out cash at the airport when I travel. I find it’s the easiest way and not a bad deal in terms of commission. 

I‘m really looking forward to the trip. It would be nice to have a better idea of what temperatures / weather to expect at the higher altitudes, so I can pack more layers if needed -  if anyone who has already been can give some feedback / tips on that, I’d be very grateful!

See the rest of you in a few days’ time! :)

A

hi Everyone.. I’m just back from Toubkal and it was by far the greatest experience of my life. My advice is to pack for every weather eventuality because I have one sunburnt arm from day 1 snow chapped lips and snow burnt face. We had glorious summit day weather but then 3ft of snow came overnight. 

Enjoy it and if you want to ask anything else I’ll try and help. 

Cher x (part of Team Spoon 9/4/18) 

Amazing, Cher, thanks for the response! So glad you had a good time. And also thanks for the advice... will pack a couple of extra layers just in case! :)

Amazing, Cher, thanks for the response! So glad you had a good time. And also thanks for the advice... will pack a couple of extra layers just in case! :)

Hi all, great to read the tips from Cher and to hear what everyone is doing after, we are on the short trek and then staying an extra night in Marrakesh. We’ve booked a food tour around the souk area for the 30th April out last night. So excited now... 

Hi all, adding to Cher's post abvove (we were on the same trek - Team Spoon!): It was a brilliant trip. I've trekked before and this was one of the best. Horde your small denomination notes and coins as there is little change given. Even in Marrakech they are reluctant to break 100dh notes for small purchases. Jemaa el Fna is best after dark - plenty of local families are there and as long as you are sensible there are few risks from pick pockets. HOWEVER - watch out for little kids crowding you at the entrances to the square opposite the Mosque, trying to sell you glowing light sticks. It's a distraction and they're after the things in your pockets as I found out. Fortunately, I felt the zips on my jacket being tugged. Keep everything in inside pockets and make a huge fuss if you find it happening to you. You must try Chicken Pastilla - my life is no longer complete without it! Enjoy your trip!

Thanks Cher and Dave for the tips. 

Jane, with whom did you book your food tour? 

Hi Stephanie this is the company I booked with. 

https://marrakechfoodtours.com

Thank you, Jane!

Who is booked on the Ryan Air flight, Sunday 06:10 from Stanstead?

I am staying in the Novotel the night before. I always dread missing the wake up call.

Hey ever, finally organised myself to log in and see who’s on the trip. Anyone else going end of ? 

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