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5-day mixed climbing program in Tazaghart Plateau


James, a MIC-certified guide, will guide you through some interesting and challenging mixed and alpine routes in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains during this 5 day program!


5 Days

Mar - May, Oct, Nov




Join me for some challenging alpine/mixed climbing in the incredible atmosphere of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains!

Morocco is a country filled with cultural and natural wonders, and the country’s High Atlas Mountains are no exception.   This mountain range, located in the center of the country and running roughly east to west, is the site of some incredible landscapes, which in turn make for some incredible alpine exploration.  Plus, some of the best climbing spots of the region are conveniently accessible by car from the major city of Marrakech, making the area a perfect place for travelers to explore.

During this 5 day program, we will have a chance to take on the challenging, technical lines around the Tazaghart Plateau, which is part of the legendary Toubkal massif.  There are a number of excellent mixed and ridge routes in the area that will keep us busy, and the quality of the lines insures that it will be a tough, yet rewarding adventure.  Certainly, Morocco has a lot more to offer than the sand dunes that most people think of when they imagine the country’s famous desert!

Because the lines are quite technical, I offer this program with a maximum of 2 participants per guide.  You should have then necessary skills and experience to safely take on tough alpine/mixed climbs.  If you have a bit more time, I also am happy to offer this as a 6 or 7 day program as well, as there are so many interesting routes to explore.

We will be based at the Lepiney Refuge during this program, which can be reached by foot from the town of Imlil.  While the facilities are basic, Lepiney Refuge has the advantage of being less crowded and closer to the routes we will climb, reducing the amount time spent transferring between the mountains and our accommodation.  For more details on the plan, a day-by-day itinerary is outlined below.

Book this trip now and I will guide you up some incredible mixed/alpine routes in a spectacular and unique setting – the renown High Atlas Mountains of Morocco!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

Includes: Guiding/instruction, transportation, accommodation in refuge, support by mules and porters, meals. Does not include: flights, snacks and bottled water, personal equipment, other pre and post trip expenses.


Day 1: Day 1

Beginning in Marrakech, we will take a vehicle transfer to the tiny town of Imlil (1,740 m). From there, we trek to Lepiney Refuge (3,100m).

Day 2: Day 2

We will acclimatize on a shorter mixed line.  This will also give us a chance to make sure we have the skills for longer, tougher ascents.

Day 3 to 4: Day 3 / Day 4

We explore the mixed and ridge lines of the area.

Day 5: Day 5

For our departure, we leave the refuge on foot.  From Imlil, vehicle transfer back to Marrakech.


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I hold the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC) and I'm a keen summer and winter climber. Originally from California, I lived in Morocco for ten years, most recently in the High Atlas mountain village of Imlil, and I'm currently based in the UK. I come alive in the mountains and love my role as a climbing and mountaineering instructor and seeing people equipped for their own adventures.

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