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Jebel Toubkal is the highest mountain in Morocco
, as well as 14th highest peak of Africa
. It rises in the southeastern part of the country, in the Toubkal National Park, in the Atlas Mountains, at an altitude of 4,167 m, about 63 km from the city of Marrakech
. Jebel Toubkal is mostly covered with stones. In winter, the whole mountain is covered with snow and ice. In the spring, the mountain is still partly covered with snow above the altitude of 3,000 m. The first people to climb the mountain of Jebel Toubkal were V. Berger and H. Dolbeau in 1923. It is advisable to start the climb in the village called Asni. Then you will have to travel into the village of Imlil, from where a mule will take your luggage to the cottage Neltner lying at an altitude of 3,207 m. The journey to the cottage takes about 4.5 hours. You can stay overnight in a tent for a certain fee, and you can take up water for your further journey. The climb itself starts from the cottage. A halfway stage is in the saddle Tizi n' Toubkal at 4,010 m. The trail to the saddle takes about 3 hours. From that point it takes another 30 minutes to get to the top of Jebel Toubkal . On top of the peak is a metal pyramid with inscriptions. Those who climb the peak can enjoy the fascinating view of the surroundings as a reward. The climb is of intermediate difficulty. It is necessary to divide the climb into two days. The terrain and the strong winds may cause some trouble. The best conditions for climbing are in spring. Nevertheless, you must have a good equipment such as boots, windproof clothing, trekking poles and crampons for snow. You can ski here in winter. Information about the ski trails are available in the tourist offices.
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 3:58:15 PM