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High Atlas multi-pitch climbing, 5 days


James, a MIC-certified guide, will guide you on fantastic multi-pitch ridges and faces during this 5-day trip, located in the legendary High Atlas Mountains around Toubkal!


5 Days

Mar - May, Oct, Nov




Enjoy some quality multi-pitch climbs among the unique alpine landscapes of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains during this 5-day privately guided program!

Morocco is an incredible destination not only for its fascinating culture and history, but also as the site of world class climbing routes in the Atlas Mountains.  These mountains separate the country’s Mediterranean coast from the vast Sahara Desert, with the highest peak,Toubkal, rising to 4,167 meters.  The area around the Toubkal massif will be the setting for our journey.  We will be based at one of two mountain refugees near the massif, Toubkal or Lepiney Refuge, which give us easy access to the quality ridges and faces of the areas.  Peaks with great climbing multi-pitch routes include: Akioud, Afella, Toubkal West, and the Clochetons.

As this trip is completely private and customized, with a maximum of 2 climbers per guide, I will select the specific routes based on your experience, skills, and interests.  While I am happy to offer coaching and instruction so you can continue to hone your technique, participants should already have a solid foundation of climbing knowledge and experience.  We aim to program the climbs so that they progressively increase in difficulty each day, with lines ranging from from PD to D+.  A detailed day-by-day is outlined below, although note that if you have more or less time, I can adjust the schedule so that the trip lasts 4 or 6 days.

Book this climbing trip now and it will be an incredible adventure of exploring the classic multi-pitch routes of this remarkable country!

I offer other exciting adventures in Morocco as well: Toubkal 5-day mixed climbing program5-day mixed climbing program in Tazaghart Plateau, or even 5-Day Climbing Trip in the High Atlas Alpine Ridges!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

Includes: Guiding fee, accommodation, meals, porter support, transportation, climbing equipment such as ropes and rock protection.

Does not include: Bottled water and snacks, flights, personal equipment, and other pre and post trip expenses.


Day 1: Arrival from Marrakech

From Marrakech, transfer by vehicle to the town of Imlil.  From there, trek to mountain refuge at 3,200 m (about 10km.)

Day 2: Climbing day: Afella, Akioud, or other peak

We will tackle a route graded from PD to AD on Afella, Akioud, or another peak in the area.

Day 3: Climbing day: Toubkol West, the Clochetons, or other peak

We will tackle a AD to AD+ route on Toubkol West, the Clochetons, or another nearby peak.

Day 3: Climbing day: Nearby peak

We will tackle a route graded AD to D+ on a nearby peak.

Day 5: Return to Marrakech

We trek back down to Imlil for our vehicle transfer 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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