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    The Mountains

    Jebel Toubkal – At 4167m this is the highest mountain in Morocco and North Africa.  It is not exactly clear when Toubkal was first climbed; however the first documented ascent was on 12 June 1923 by the Marquis de Segonzac, Vincent Berger and Hubert Dolbeau.

    Timzguida – This is the second highest peak in Morocco.  At 4089m it is often referred to along with Ras (4083m) as Ouanoukrim.

    Ras – At 4083m this is the third highest mountain in Morocco.

    The Trek

    This trek starts in Imlil and makes its way up the valley to the Toubkal Refuge.  It then tackles the relatively straightforward Ras and Timzguida to ensure a good level of acclimatisation as well as providing training in the use of ice axe and crampons if required before finishing with an ascent of Toubkal.

    Best Time to Go

    Winter starts to take a grip in the Atlas Mountains from as early as November and can last right through to early May.  During the winter months the weather can be tough with high winds, freezing temperatures, snow, rain and ice.  We think the best time to climb Toubkal in winter conditions is from mid-January through to mid-March.

    Pick up from Marrakech Airport and transfer to Imlil, a one-and-a-half-hour drive to the small village in the Atlas Mountains. Overnight at Imlil Lodge. (Meals – Lunch & Dinner depending on arrival time).

    After breakfast you will trek from Imlil up to the Toubkal Refuge (about 6 hours) where you will spend the night (3207m), lunch will be taken on the way. (All meals included).

    The aim of this day is to ensure you are sufficiently competent using an ice axe and crampons as well as gaining vital altitude to help with the acclimatisation process. We do this by tackling Morocco’s second and third highest mountains, Ras (4083m) and Timesguida (4088m), often collectively called Jebel Ouanoukrim. The day starts with a gentle walk up the valley to the high mountain pass, Tizi Ougane, where the route then turns right and climbs the ridge to the first summit, Ras (4083m). From here we descend slightly and then climb the gentle slope leading to the summit of Timesguida (4088m). The views of Toubkal and the surrounding Atlas Mountains are spectacular, and it is possible to see the Anti-Atlas far in the distance. There is no obligation to summit these mountains but it is important to gain height to aid acclimatisation if we are to have the best chance of summiting Toubkal. In the early afternoon we start our descent back to the refuge. About 6 hours walking (All meals included).

    After breakfast we leave the refuge and start our ascent of Toubkal. The route follows the south cirque, crossing the frozen stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but winter conditions and the altitude will make the going feel quite difficult in parts but the views along the way and from the summit make the journey more than worthwhile. From the summit you will see breath-taking unrestricted vistas across the surrounding mountains, in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Once you have finished taking in the magnificent scenery and enjoying the sheer essence of standing on the highest mountain in North Africa you will retrace your steps down to your starting point where a hot drink and hearty meal will be waiting for you. You will spend the night in the refuge. About 8 hours walking (All meals included).

    After breakfast we will leave the refuge and head back down the valley to Imlil. Lunch will be taken at Imlil Lodge where you will also be able to shower and change before your transfer to Marrakech. Overnight in a Riad in Marrakech on a B&B basis (evening meal not included).

    At leisure in Marrakech before your transfer back to the airport for your flight home (breakfast included).

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    Included in the price of this trip

    • Arrival and departure transfers to and from Marrakech International Airport.
    • Pre trek accommodation in Imlil with evening meal & breakfast.
    • Post trek accommodation in Marrakech with breakfast.
    • Transport to Marrakech on completion of the trek.
    • Professional guiding and support team including mules/porters, chef, and kitchen staff.
    • All meals whilst trekking.
    • Purified safe drinking water provided as required.
    • Portage of 15 kg per client.

    Not included

    • International Flights from/to the UK.
    • Personal clothing and equipment (see our clothing and equipment section for guidance about what to bring).
    • Additional accommodation in Morocco before or after the trek (one-night pre climb and one-night post climb is included).
    • Tips for your guide & mountain crew.
    • Personal travel insurance (to cover you for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects etc. You must ensure you have cover for trekking up to 4500m for this trip).
    • Additional expenses incurred should there be a need to curtail your trek early and transfer you from the mountain back to a medical facility or hotel (it is essential that you have personal travel insurance that includes cover for trekking up to 4500m).

    Essential Clothing & Equipment

    • Boots B2

      A good pair of B2 boots which provide ankle support, are insulated and crampon compatable and are well broken-in. B2 boots are the most suitable. Boots are essential - Please ask if you are unsure what boots to bring.

    • Buff

      Essential for helping to keep the sun off your neck at lower altitudes, protecting from dust and wind and as neck/face protection higher up.

    • Crampons - C1

      Can be hired - please enquire for details.

    • Crampons - C2

      Must be compatable with your B2 boots

    • Dry Bags

      A selection of rucksack liners and dry bags as required to keep your clothing, sleeping bag and equipment dry and organised.

    • Duffle Bag

      This should be big enough to carry all the clothing and equipment you have with you. It will be carried by a porter, so a soft duffle type bag is best – suitcases are not suitable.

    • Fleece or Soft Shell Layer

      This can be a fleece jumper or fleece jacket or a soft shell jacket.

    • Gloves

      A lightweight windproof pair of gloves for wearing on a daily basis as required.

    • Head Torch

      With spare batteries or the means to recharge.

    • Hiking Socks

      We recommend a good pair of proper hiking/trekking socks. A minimum of three pairs but ideally you should have a pair for each day.

    • Ice Axe

      This should be a walking axe between 55 and 65 cm long.

    • Insulated Jacket

      Can be down or synthetic.

    • Lightweight Walking Trousers

      To wear on a daily basis if not wearing shorts and for evening wear. Jeans or tracksuit bottoms are not suitable.

    • Long-Sleeved Thermal Top

      Essential base layer for colder days and nights. Pack at least 2 of these.

    • Pee Bottle

      A 1lt Nalgene bottle works well so long as it is clearly marked as a ‘pee bottle’, saves time and energy by removing the need to leave your tent in the middle of the night. Females may wish to purchase a ‘Shewee’ or similar.

    • Personal First Aid Kit

      This should include suncream, lip balm, blister plasters (compeed), plasters, painkillers and any prescription medicines, insect repellant etc.

    • Rucksack 30lt

      A small rucksack, around 30lt will be ideal.

    • Sleeping Bag - 3 Seasons

      This should be a minimum of three seasons and able to keep you warm down to at least minus 5 (we recommend taking as warm a sleeping bag as possible).

    • Soft Shell Trousers

      These should be insulated/fleece lined for winter use.

    • Sports Bra

      Ladies only, take 2. Should be a technical fabric, avoid cotton.

    • Sports Sandals/Flip Flops/Crocks

      Or something similar for river crossings/around campwhen not wearing your boots/in the tea houses etc.

    • Sun Hat

      To keep the sun off your head!

    • Sunglasses

      For general eye protection, wearing whilst trekking or on glaciers if applicable to your trip – for wearing on glaciers sunglasses need to be Category 4 and be close fitting or have side protection.

    • Tee-shirt

      For wearing on a daily basis whilst trekking. Should be a technical fabric – avoid cotton as it is slow to dry. You will need 2 or 3 of these.

    • Thermal Long Johns

      1 pair, for wear at high altitude an/or whilst sleeping.

    • Toiletries and Travel Towel

      Include wet wipes, hand sanitizer and toilet tissues as well as nappy sacks or dog poo bags (to bag your toilet paper and keep rubbish under control).

    • Underwear

      Ideally these will be quick drying and moisture wicking. Take 3 pairs as a minimum.

    • Water Bladder

      It is essential that you have the means to carry at least 2 litres of drinking water. The best solution is a bladder type water carrier such as a camelbak as this then allows you to drink whilst walking with no need to stop to get out a water bottle.

    • Water Bottle

      At higher altitudes your Camelbak may freeze and so it is a good idea to have a 1 litre Nalgene type bottle. Also great for events like the Cuillin ridge Traverse.

    • Waterproof Jacket

      Hard shell jacket ideally this will be waterproof and breathable (GoreTex or equivalent) and it will have a hood.

    • Waterproof Trousers

      Ideally they should be windproof and breathable (Gore Tex or equivalent) and with full or ¾ length side zips.

    • Woolly hat

      To keep your head warm - Ideally a hat that will cover your ears too and fit under a climbing helmet.

    Optional Clothing & Equipment

    • Camera

      Make sure you have spare batteries or the means to re-charge.

    • Ear Plugs

      To help with sleeping.

    • Long Sleeved Shirt

      For covering up during the day or wearing in the evening.

    • Mobile Phone

      You may want to use you phone as a camera. On our overseas trips signal is often limited or non-existent so making calls or sending texts may not be possible - see FAQs for trip specific info.

    • Travel clothing

      Clothing that you will not wear whilst on the trek. This can be packed in a small bag and left at your accommodation for collection on your return.

    • Walking poles

      Not essential but extremely useful when carrying a load, descending and for any river crossings.

    Paperwork

    • Booking Confirmation

      This will be sent to you aproximately 10 days before departure

    • Immunization Papers

      Check requirement - see specific country information at https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

    • Insurance Documents

      It is crucial that you have comprehensive travel insurance that includes emergency medical treatment and rescue apropriate for your trip. You must ensure you take your insurance documents with you and that the 24 hour emergency contact number for your insurance is clearly identifiable.

    • Passport and Visa

      Your passport should have at least 6 months validity beyond your last day of travel. It is worth making a photocopy of your passport and bringing this with you too just in case. See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for information about Visa requirements. See also our FAQs for Visa information.

    Carbon Footprint

    We are yet to determine the average CO2 emissions per person for our Toubkal winter trek but we reckon it will be somewhere around 300kg

    What are we doing about it

    Trekking trips such as this are low carbon in comparison to other forms of travel and activities. That said though, we are working hard to understand exactly what the carbon emissions are for all our products. By the end of 2023 we hope to have measured everything we do and have a good understanding of all the individual carbon footprints. This will then act as a starting point for us to take action to reduce our emissions to as low as reasonably practicable and drive towards net zero.

    FAQs

    No, unfortunately we don’t currently provide equipment for hire but can recommend Expedition Kit Hire.

    Allergies and intolerances shouldn’t limit what you can do, so we make sure we cater for everyone. We ask that you let us know at the time of booking about any dietary requirements so that we can make sure these are taken into account on the trek. That said it is worth noting that kitchen conditions and facilities on some of our trips are fairly basic. Standards of food hygiene are good, but we cannot guarantee against cross contamination of ingredients. If you have a particularly serious allergy or are extremely sensitive to certain ingredients such as nuts or wheat for instance, then please get in touch with us to discuss options.

    Whilst ultimately this is your choice, we would say yes. They are undoubtably warmer and offer the best type of insulation per weight ratio. They come into their own on summit day and during any winter assent.

    You are likely to require vaccinations for the majority of our overseas trips. We recommend you book an appointment with your GP to discuss your trip so they can provide you with specific advice. More information can be found here.

    Whilst Toubkal is not considered a technical climb if you decide to take on Toubkal during the winter months then yes crampons will be required. You will be walking on compacted snow and crampons help to prevent slips and falls. You will also need an ice axe for this purpose. Your footwear does not need to be technical (unless you are planning on taking other adventures) but needs to be compatible with C1 crampons. Your local outdoors shop can help with this or you can get in touch with us for advice.

    Yes, you will need to book your own flights for this trip.

    Yes. Most insurance companies do not cover you for trekking above 4000m. Make sure when taking insurance cover the policy covers you for trekking up to the appropriate altitude as follows:

    Kilimanjaro – 5895m
    Everest Base Camp – 5644m (summit of Kala Patthar)
    Kanchenjunga Base Camp – 5200m
    Toubkal – 4167m

    Your insurance should also include medical and emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue). Insurance is a condition of booking and we request that all clients provide us with proof of insurance before travel (8 weeks before departure).

    Mosquitos don’t generally survive above 1800m. However, a risk still remains and we recommend taking advice from your GP before you travel. Further information including advice on bite prevention and vaccinations can be found here.

    Yes, we recommend you carry a small first aid kit in your day pack containing the following items:

    • Blister plasters
    • Antiseptic cream
    • Personal medications
    • Ibuprofen
    • High factor sun protection
    • Imodium

    Your first aid kit should be small and light so as not to add too much weight to your day pack. Our Guides carry full group first aid kits for dealing with more serious injuries.

    Waterproofs are an essential item of clothing for all seasons. Whilst the summer assent of Toubkal can see many glorious days of sunshine, it is not uncommon for there to be occasional heavy downpours, having good quality waterproofs such as a gortex hard-shell jacket and over trousers is a must. These items will also help as we climb higher, helping protect you from the wind.

    Please refer to our kit list for more information on specific kit for summer and winter.

    Ultimately this is your choice, but we would say yes. It’s important you keep yourself warm and down is without a doubt the best insulation. You will really feel the difference when the temperatures drop and especially on summit day. There are some very good synthetic brands on the market, and these have the advantage of still keeping you warm when they are wet but synthetic insulation is heavier and bulkier than down – you need a bigger, bulkier synthetic jacket for the same warmth as a lighter down jacket. Sleep helps us to recover from our trekking and is an important part of the acclimatisation process. So, our recommendation for a sleeping bag would again be down. Be sure to pick a bag with a comfort rating of -20oC and 3-4 seasons. You can buy silk or similar liners which will also enhance the warmth. With all down sleeping bags, the best way for you to keep warm is to remember to wear as little as possible whilst inside it. The heat from your body then warms the bag and the feathers retain the heat.

    Throughout this trek you will be provided with bottled water for drinking. We use locally sourced water from the streams for cooking and hot drinks. This is first boiled and purified. All plastic drinks bottles that we provide you with are collected and transported back down to Imlil for recycling. Maintaining good hydration is a key factor in the acclimatisation process, so we make sure water is always available.

    We believe prevention is better than cure and all our trips are planned and structured to reduce the likelihood of problems arising. That said, things can go wrong. Our local Guides are experienced and first aid trained. They work hard to prevent problems however, if a problem does arise they deal with it in the first instance. If the problem is beyond their abilities, we can call on the support of local rescue services and get you evacuated to the nearest medical facility without delay. Please ensure your insurance covers rescue and medical emergencies.

    The best way to avoid AMS is to follow these five simple steps:

    1 – Go slowly. Trekking up to 5600m should be done at a snail’s pace. Be first out on the trail in the morning and last into the teahouses in the afternoon, take your time, keep your pulse and breathing rate down, enjoy the views and take plenty of breaks to take photos. Going slowly means that your body can focus on acclimatising rather than keeping you moving at a fast pace.

    2 – Stay hydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water whilst on the trail. Being hydrated helps with the acclimatisation process. As a guide, you should need the toilet more than normal and your urine should be clear.

    3 – Eat. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires lots of energy and so does the acclimatisation process. Eat well at each meal.

    4 – Keep Warm. If you start to get cold your body will need to use extra resources to keep you warm. This slows down the acclimatisation process so make sure you put that fleece on when you stop and that you take a 4-season sleeping bag to stay warm at night.

    5 – Get good rest. Sleep and rest are extremely important and also part of the acclimatisation process. Don’t be up chatting all night, get an early night and make sure you are warm and comfortable so that you can get a good night’s sleep.

    There are no charging points for electrical items whilst on the trek, so we recommend you bring a battery bank (or similar) or a solar charger. If your device has disposable batteries, then please take spares and make sure you carry the used batteries back down the mountain for recycling. Keeping your devices warm at night by taking them in your sleeping bag is a good way to prolong your battery life. Before and after the trek, whilst staying in Imlil Lodge or Marrakech you will require a standard European adaptor. The voltage in Morocco is 220v similar to the UK and plugs are compatible with one of 2 types, C and E, more information can be found here.

    Our local team will be working very hard to make sure your Toubkal trip runs smoothly and help you to achieve your goals. Tips are generally given to the crew on the last day of the trek. Tipping is down to you but I’m sure once you see how hard the crew work and what they earn in comparison to our own wages you will want to reward them. We suggest around €60-€80 (600-800 Dihrams) per client for the entire local crew, which will be shared amongst them. However, you can tip more if you feel you have received exceptional support from individuals.

    Being physically fit will help you take each day in your stride. Fitness will make everything you do feel that much easier and, in theory, the fitter you are, the easier you will find the task in hand and the quicker you will recover from exertion and physically demanding tasks. Being fit helps and the fitter you are the more likely you are to enjoy the journey, and reach the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains.

    A deposit of 25% of the total cost of the trip/course is payable at the time of booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before the departure date. If the booking takes place less than 8 weeks before departure, then the full amount is due at the time of booking. If you would like to discuss payment options, then please get in touch.

    Your passport needs a minimum of 3 months left after the date of travel starts. If you don’t have a valid passport you could be refused entry into Morocco. For up-to-date advice please check on the Gov.uk website for passport advice.

    This depends on what you intend to do after the trek, if you are planning on buying gifts and if you want to buy anything whilst on the trek (this option is limited). Morocco is a relatively cheap place and good value for money. After the trek you will spend one night in Marrakech, breakfast is included in this stay, but you will need to pay for other meals and any drinks. We think that £150 should be plenty for this and will also leave you with some money for gifts and some spending money whilst on the trek. Whilst you can purchase snacks before arriving in Morocco, we encourage you to support the local economy as much as you can.

    You may be experiencing altitude for the first time, and the facilities at times will be basic, it may become difficult to sleep and eat so yes you might feel a little out of your comfort zone. Our experienced team will be with you to help you through these moments and remember your trekking partners will be going through this too so you can help each other along the journey.

    Our team of guides and leaders do everything we can to make sure all your possessions remain safe, but we recommend a small padlock on your duffle bag for extra piece of mind. Like any other trip we recommend things like passport, money etc should be kept with you at all times (in your daysack). If you normally wear jewellery, unless it is absolutely necessary or for medical reasons, we suggest this is left at home. It is important that you take responsibility for your valuables and look after them whilst you are travelling.

    Diamox has been shown to reduce the chances of getting AMS, but it does not replace proper acclimatisation. We don’t recommend you take or use Diamox on our trips and would encourage you to take your time and acclimatise naturally.

    Visas requirements vary from country to country and can change from time to time. Specific and up to date requirements can be found on the UK Government’s Foreign Travel Advice website.
    In all case, we recommend that you apply for a Visa on-line before travelling where possible.

    This is entirely up to you.
    Our summer trips are camping treks and our route takes us past some spectacular waterfalls, over high passes and provides superb views of the Atlas Mountains and on clear days, all the way to the Anti-Atlas and beyond to the Sahara. The weather is generally warm and other than having a good level of fitness no technical skills are required.
    On our winter trips we trek directly to the Toubkal Refuge and since it is generally much colder, we stay in the refuge instead of camping. You don’t need to be any fitter for the winter trip, but you do need to be familiar with the use of ice axe and crampons. The crisp cold winter days can often provide better views than in the summer although these are not as guaranteed as the weather can be a bit less predictable.

    Once you have been met at the airport, we transfer you to Imlil where you will spend your first night in the comfortable surrounds of Imlil Lodge. Our summer trek is a camping trek so you will stay in tents. We use three-man mountain hardware tents shared between two so there’ll be plenty of space. During our Winter Toubkal trips it’s too cold for camping so we stay in the Toubkal Refuge. This is a large building with shared heated, communal rooms as well as unheated dormitories for sleeping and shared washing facilities. We advise ear plugs for light sleepers! When we return to Marrakech, we use the comfortable, traditional Riad Africa within the old walled city.

    HACE stands for High Altitude Cerebral Edema which is essentially a swelling of the brain due to excess fluid.

    HAPE is High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or fluid in the lungs.

    These two conditions are fairly rare and can be prevented by careful management of any symptoms of AMS whilst ascending to Everest base camp.

    A comprehensive list of clothing and equipment required for your trip can be found by visiting the ‘Kit List” tab on the relevant experience.

    The currency of Morocco is the Dhiram. This is a closed currency and so can only be brought when in Morocco. Most people take euros or dollars which are widely recognised and can easily be converted into Dirhams on arrival as can sterling. We recommend you take lots of small denomination notes for purchasing small gifts or snacks as some shops struggle with the larger notes. Most places in Marrakech accept Visa and MasterCard but be aware there is often a surcharge for using cards.

    Food is crucial on the trek and we use locally sourced fresh produce to provide you with the highest quality meals. A well balanced and nutritional diet can be a key factor in success and plenty of carbohydrates like pasta, rice and breads are the staples. Breakfast times normally include plenty of breads, cereals, porridge and fruit. For our lunchtime meals we typically eat salads with lots of vegetables as well as soups and hot dishes. Evening meals will consist of meat or vegetable tagines. Coffee and tea are also provided at mealtimes. Please feel free to bring along additional snacks. Items such as nuts, energy type bars and food that give you a boost throughout the day are always good to have.

    If this happens for any reason don’t worry our Guide will make all the arrangements. If you need emergency attention you will be accompanied by one of our experienced Sherpas. You will be responsible though for any additional costs, such as transport, hotels, meals etc. so make sure you have appropriate insurance that covers you for the maximum altitude you will be trekking to. (please get in touch with us to confirm if you are not sure) and that it includes emergency evacuation and medical treatment.

    AMS is short for Acute Mountain Sickness, an illness caused by being in a high-altitude environment, where the body needs more time to adjust to the low levels of oxygen. Symptoms of AMS include headaches, nausea, loss of appetite and poor or disturbed sleep. Whilst we can’t promise you won’t experience these symptoms, we can promise that we will carry out checks twice per day (at breakfast and again at evening meal) to make sure we monitor your resting heart rate and blood/oxygen saturation levels, recognising any symptoms and taking action to help reduce the risks. AMS might sound scary but it is really easy to avoid. You can find out more about AMS and altitude sickness HERE.

    Please refer to our Booking Conditions which can be found here. Alternatively, please feel free to contact a member of the team.

    Our mules will be carrying your main duffle bag day to day, but you will need to carry your own daysack. This should be about 30lts and have a good waist strap so that the load can be carried on your hips. In it you should have only the essential items that you will need during the day. These include any personal medication and your first aid kit as well as a fleece layer and a full set of waterproofs (jacket & trousers). You should also carry at least 2 litres of water, some snacks, hat, gloves and sunglasses if you aren’t wearing them – don’t forget your camera!

    You need to look after your feet, after all it will be your feet that get you to the top. Making sure you choose the right footwear, preferably boots, and allowing time to break them in will help prevent injuries like blisters, which can be very painful and potentially prevent you from reaching the summit. When choosing suitable boots make sure they are waterproof, insulated, have a good sole and provide ankle support and above all, make sure they are comfortable. If you are looking to buy specifically for Kilimanjaro, then the best advice we can offer is to pop into your nearest outdoor gear shop and speak to a store assistant who should be able to help you choose the most suitable pair.

    During the winter months the night-time temperature can fall to -5 degrees C or less, so we advise a sleeping bag rated down to at least -5. It is important you keep yourself warm so if you feel the cold more go for a higher comfort rating or add a silk liner. Down sleeping bags offer the best insulation and are lighter than synthetic bags, but that makes them more expensive. There are some very good synthetic sleeping bags on the market which would be an option for this trek should you be wanting to keep the cost to a minimum. Please keep in mind synthetic sleeping bags are heavier than down when considering weight.

    Here at Monkey Mountaineering we take responsibility when it comes to weight. Unlike other trips where porters carry your main duffle bag on your trek to Toubkal mules will take the main load up the mountain. We ask that you keep your main bag to 15Kg or less. Any clothes or gear that you don’t require whilst on the mountain can be left at Imlil Lodge and collected on your return. If this is your plan, then please make sure you bring a small bag which can be secured with a padlock to store them in. For more information about what is needed in your duffle bag please refer back to our kit list tab.

    Standing at 4167m Toubkal is the highest mountain in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. It is the centre point of the Toubkal National Park and the highest mountain in North Africa.

    Yes – A Monkey Mountaineering representative will meet you at the airport in Marrakech once you have moved through passport control and collected your luggage. Look for our logo or a sign with your name on it as you exit the terminal building.

    Unfortunately, we cannot offer single occupancy rooms in the Refuge. Refuges are large buildings with dormitory style accommodation, there are no single rooms.

    During the summer trek you can expect warm, clear days and plenty of sun, there is still a risk of short showers which is why we insist on waterproofs whatever season you choose to trek in. The temperature will still drop at night times making for a few chillier nights higher up the mountain.

    The winter assent comes with plenty of snow and ice making it much colder. The winds can be quite strong higher up the mountain and at night you can expect the temperature to fall to around -5 degrees C.

    The main thing to remember is to be prepared for the weather. Our guides will advise you as to what to expect.

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