My travels to Morocco in 2014 – part 4
I was up at 4am so that I could be ready for the 5am ascent to the summit of Mt. Toubkal.
At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft), it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa.
After my night of gas choking at the refuge, I had a splitting headache and vomiting. But I soon recovered after I got some fresh air that was lacking inside the awful refuge.
From the refuge the path crosses the stream and then begins a climb of a steep scree slope.
The route then climbs another steep slope to reach a col (Tizi’n’Toubkal at 3,940m).
At the col the route turns left (northwards) to the summit ridge of Jbel Toubkal.
The 4,167m summit is crowned with a curious pyramidal metal frame and views take in most of the Atlas Mountains.
The metal pyramid is covered in graffiti.
After heading back to city I decided to get p***ed!
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