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Toubkal 5-day mixed climbing program


Join James, a MIC-certified guide, for this 5-day program in which you will have the opportunity to test yourself on the challenging, yet exciting, lines of Morocco’s Toubkal massif!


5 Days

Mar - May, Oct, Nov




During this 5-day adventure, you will explore some of the best lines within the legendary Toubkal massif, located in the impressive High Atlas Mountains of Morocco!

The High Atlas Mountains are home to some of the best mountaineering and alpine climbing in the small North African nation of Morocco, and are a top destination for those who love alpine adventures. The Toubkal massif is home to the highest peaks in the country, attracting experienced climbers who want to test themselves on some impressive and exciting routes.

During this 5 day program, you will have the opportunity to take on some of the bigger ice or mixed climbs in the area of Toubkal West, Ras and Akioud. These lines measure up to 600m in length, making them comparable to many climbs in the Alps. Unlike the Alps, however, our approach will be much simpler, as they are all easily accessible from Toubkal Refuge, where we will be based. Depending on your interests, there are also some great cascade climbs that we can tackle.

I offer these programs with a guide ratio of 2 participants per guide, so that you will have personalized guiding and instruction.  This program is technical in nature, and participants should have a decent amount of experience in winter climbing.  If you wish to spend more or less time exploring the fantastic lines of the area, I can also run this trip for 4 or 6 days.  Our journey will begin and end in Marrakech.

Book now and we will spend 5 days in the stunning landscape of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, as I guide you through the classic ice and mixed lines of Toubkal!

Be sure to check out the other exciting programs I offer: 5-day mixed climbing program in Tazaghart Plateau5-Day Climbing Trip in the High Atlas Alpine Ridges, and High Atlas ice climbing trip, Morocco.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

Does not include: Flights, personal equipment, bottled water or snacks, and other pre and post trip expenses.


Day 1: Transfer to base

Transfer from Marrakech to the town of Imlil by vehicle.  Trek to Toubkal Refuge (3,200 km), about 10km. 5-6 hour day in total.

Day 2: Acclimatization Climb

Acclimatize on a shorter mixed line. This also gives us a chance to practice climbing skills and techniques before heading out to a longer route.

Day 3 to 4: Climbing Days

Explore the lines of Toubkal West, Ras, or Akioud.

Day 5: Return to Marakkesh

We make the return back to Imlil.  From there, a vehicle transfer will take us 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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