Winter summit of Jebel Toubkal

Jebel Toubkal with its 4,167 m is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa and the Arab World.

It was just a longer weekend. Friday morning flight to Marrakesh (arrival at 11:25), return Monday evening (departure at 17:15).

Day 1 - Friday - Imlil

After arriving, we start with visiting the Medina of Marrakesh.

the meeting place will be Hotel Ali .it's not far from Jamaa Lafna place .the driver will came ask for you in the Hotel reception and he will bring a peper with your complet name and the name of the Hotel Soleil .

  • grand taxi to Imlil (1,740 m) - around 2.5 hours - leave at 16h


Night at Hotel Soleil, Imlil.

Day 2 - Saturday

Hike from Imlil to Toubkal Refuge (3,200 m) takes around 7 hours.


Lots of rocks.

How far is that really?

Hello there!

Sidi Chamharouch

Lunch break in Sidi Chamharouch.

Approach in La Sportivas might not be the easiest option, but they will come really useful tomorrow.

Sidi Chamharouch (Sultan of Jinns / King of Devils) is a pre islamic marabout shrine, as we have much later found out, and name of Berber settlement which has grown up around it. On a stone plateaux behind a giant white-painted boulder with a flag on top animals are still sacrificed daily for healing mental disease, exorcising spirits, solving problems or simply good luck and good health.

Moroccan Blair Witch Project.

This is the same area where in December 2018 two Scandinavian women were found dead with their throats cut.

I am sure now they are plotting to kill us.

Oof, we made it alive!

The truth is though, we haven't known about all that devil stuff back then.

Neltner Toubkal Refuge (3,200 m)

We're coming from France, so we're staying in French refuge.

Deal with it.

Our refuge friends.

Day 3

Jebel Toubkal summit (4,167 m)

  • final ascent - 2.5 hours - Toubkal West? (4,030 m)

traverse route - ascending North Col and descending South col ?

You can see the summit now.


  • back to refuge by North Cirque route

Back to Imlil

  • hike back to Imlil - 5 hours
  • taxi back to Marrakesh ordered for 18h
  • night?

That was a really fast hike back down to Imlil to make it for our 18:00 grand taxi. But we did make it exactly for 18:00. Even if dog-tired.


Half dead in Marrakesh.

Still enough power for hotel lobby and Moroccan tea.


Fancy shower and dodo.

Day 4 - Day 4

  • Marrakesh stroll
  • flight back home

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