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Mountain Climbing in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Climb the prominent Atlas peaks that stretch across North Africa

Conquer the heights of North Africa as you ascend the scenic summits of the Atlas Mountains. With a mixture of stunning natural scenery and top-quality possibilities for mountain climbing, the Atlas Mountains are the ideal spot for your next adventure. Visit during the months between April and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Morocco

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Morocco?

The Atlas Mountains stretches vastly across the north of Africa, from Morocco in the west through Algeria and ending in Tunisia in the east. The highest peak on the range is Toubkal, which rises to 4,167 meters above sea level in the southwest of Morocco. The region is mostly home to the Berber, an ethnic group who cultivate the mountains, as well as a number of endemic species of flora and fauna.

Why should I choose Morocco for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

A range for all climbers

Picturesque and panoramic views sweep the landscape of the Atlas Mountains. And the best thing is that the majestic Moroccan mountains are accessible for all levels of climbers. Whether you’re a fresh-faced starter or seasoned climber, you can conquer the mountain here. The range of difficulty is nicely spread from easy and non-technical climbs through intermediate routes and a collection of difficult and sustained climbs.

Mountains of culture

Indigenous to the rugged terrain of North Africa are the Berbers, who find home mostly in Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. Their culture has been kept alive through the centuries through language, traditions, customs and events. Their communities are scattered across the rugged landscape of the Atlas Mountains, where you will e able to interact with them and learn certain things about their way of life.

Endemic wildlife

There are plenty of animals that call the mountains home. Among them are the Barbary macaque, an interesting old world money, the Barbary leopard and the rare Barbary sheep. While carpeting the slopes of North Africa is Atlas cedar that is native to the region, European black pine and Algerian oak. Mountain climbing here is not only focused on the rock, but also on the spectacular wildlife you have the chance to witness.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Morocco?

The region receives a typical mountain climate of cool temperatures and plenty of sun, with summer temperatures averaging 25°C.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Morocco region?

Arab and Berber, with French widely spoken.

What currency is accepted around Morocco?

Dirham.

When is the best time to travel to Morocco for Mountain Climbing?

Visit during the months between April and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Moroccan Atlas Mountains

Stephen

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Amazing three days spent running in the Atlas Mountains with Marc, a highly professional and super friendly guide. We passed through Berber villages where we stopped off for tea and took in 35-30kms most days in amazing conditions. Can't wait for my next trip!

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