Winter Mountaineering Morocco Course

Rated 4.40 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

Altitude 4167m, Intro level

A Winter Mountaineering Course in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.


Our Winter Mountaineering Morocco course is based on North Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkal. It offers a unique opportunity to do some fine winter mountaineering and ice climbing (subject to conditions) at grades I to II. The week will cover: Ice axe breaking and crampon skills, snow belays, rock and ice anchors, multi-pitch climbing, route choice and avalanche avoidance, movement amd techniques. Throughout the course we will aim to ascend some classic routes on Morocco’s 4000m peaks, including Mount Toubkal at 4165m.

Trip dossier

Winter Mountaineering in Morocco

  • Park fees as appropriate
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in Hotels, 1 night Lodge, 5/7 nights Refuges
  • Meals – 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 evening meals
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in ‘exclusions’)
  • Qualified UK mountain instructor with Local Guides
  • Group kit
  • Adventure Peaks kitbag. A logoed top will be substituted for returning or non-UK clients
  • 24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel between Marrakech airport and hotel.
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Tips for local staff
  • Visas (if required)
  • Museum and monument entry fees
Day 1 Fly to Marrakech and transfer to Aremd
Day 2 Acclimatisation walk from Aremd
Day 3 Ascend up the Mizane Valley to the Neltner Refuge
Day 4-6 A choice of Winter Mountaineering objectives around the area including an ascent of Mount Toubkal
Day 7 Return to Aremd and transfer back to Marrakech
Day 8 International return flight


It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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5 reviews for Winter Mountaineering Morocco Course

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    Both guys were very helpful and informative and we enjoyed their company. The local guide was also very helpful and looked after us on our end of the track extension.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter L

    Mike was both helpful and empathetic regarding my plans to use Morocco as training for Danali, and ensured I was on a winter mountaineering skills based trip with an excellent guide – Rob.

    I have always been very happy with adventure peaks. (4th expedition – with Dunali to come!) Rob is an outstanding leader and guide. His crevasse rescue moving together skills sessions were clear, precise and exactly turn to our needs. I could not have asked for better – especially as we also summited four 4000m summits. Now, back to Denali training!!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    Both your guides were excellent, planning itinerary around the group, specific objectives. I really felt I learned a lot this week and have greater confidence for future trips above the snow line. Would have preferred more ice axe arrest practice or crevasse rescue but time/conditions precluded. Mohammed was an excellent guide and I have never had so much and so good food! Mohammad’s Trail mix is legendary 🙂

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    The two guys are excellent, very approachable and willing to share knowledge and experience of climbing and walking from all over the world. There was good banter between the guides and the rest of the group. Which meant the week passed very quickly.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just thought I’d send you a quick email as I wait for the flight home. Thanks for recommending Morocco to me and this trip in particular, I’ve had a fantastic time. I passed on your best wishes to Mohamed, who was clearly touched by it. He is a lovely man and clearly holds you in great affection. He looked after us admirably and Hussain cooked far too much excellent food! The Atlas Mountains are a beautiful place and the locals so friendly – it is a place I must come back to and would be great to do so on a trip with you.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£200 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
14th Jan 2023 - 21st Jan 2023
21st Jan 2023 - 28th Jan 2023
4th Feb 2023 - 11th Feb 2023
11th Feb 2023 - 18th Feb 2023
18th Feb 2023 - 25th Feb 2023
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
14th Jan 2023 - 21st Jan 2023
21st Jan 2023 - 28th Jan 2023
4th Feb 2023 - 11th Feb 2023
11th Feb 2023 - 18th Feb 2023
18th Feb 2023 - 25th Feb 2023