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Winter Mountaineering in Morocco – January ’16

By January 27, 2016Courses, Current Trips

Leaders: Rob Wills and Chris Guest
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Our team of 5 clients and 2 instructors met up in Marrakesh on Saturday 23rd January, and headed up into the High Atlas. This season the snow is quite thin over the Toubkal range, with many slopes that are normally under deep cover by now. However our team will make the most of the ice falls and snow they do find.

26 January 2016
While the team headed up Toubkal, Rob went up Tizi Ouraine, the col below Ras in search of snow. With enough snow to practice some skills on tomorrow. There are also some icefalls near the refuge which can be used to practice technical ice climbing.

28th January
Our team went up to Col below Ras to do snow skills today. We’re all in good spirits enjoying Cold temperatures and views with high cloud. We return to Marrakech tomorrow.


All photos copyright; Matthew Willson

Rob Wills

About Rob Wills

Rob is a highly experienced IFMGA Mountain Guide and mountaineer. He has been an instructor at Plas-y-Brenin and Glenmore Lodge. With a list of ascents that would be the envy of many, including the North Face of the Eiger, Mt McKinley, a solo ascent of the Walker Spur and hundreds of Scottish Winter ‘big mixed monsters’. He has climbed in Jordan, Israel, Alaska, The Himalaya, Yosemite and the Alps. He spends his summers working as an Alpine Guide in the mountains above the Chamonix Valley, France and the Arolla, Saas Fee and Zermatt valleys in Switzerland.

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