Adventure Climbing Holidays in Morocco

Dec 6, 2010   //   by Simon   //   Courses, Morocco  

 

We provide adventurous rock climbing holidays and private guiding in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco.  Are you fed up with wet British winters?  Do you have a sense for adventure to climb huge mountains in a warm environment and spectacular, diverse locations?  Then this will be the holiday for you.

Information

We will provide transfers from Agadir airport to Tafroute and transport to the climbing areas, local knowledge and emergency backup if needed. (There is no mountain rescue.) The holiday is taylor made by you.  We advise on the best areas to visit but it will be entirely up to you when and where you go climbing.  It is your holiday. You may also want to visit the granite boulders, or take an afternoon trip to the famous painted boulders, or relax by the pool.  A must see is the local market!

Tafraoute is approx 3-4 hours from Agadir.  Described as one of the most relaxed destinations in Morocco, it is nestled in the Ameln valley.  The rock in the mountains is red quartzite, which is stunning, but around Tafroute itself is granite tors and boulders.

Climate

Throughout the winter months the Anti-Atlas have an almost perfect climate for climbing. Daytime temperatures can be anything from 17 to 25 degrees, dropping much lower at night.  December is traditionally the ‘wet’ month, although rain is still rare and is unlikely to prevent climbing.  Jan to April is the best time to visit. Evening temperatures can be quite chilly, and cold weather is possible at any time.

Who’s it for?

Trad Climber’s who have a sense of adventure in exploring new countries and culture.

What is included?

Transport in Morocco.

B&B basis in Morocco.

Emergency back up

What you need

Ability level: leading vs.

Fitness Level: Good

6 months on your passport.

Flight to Agadi Morocco.

Easy Jet flies from Gatwick http://www.easyjet.com/

It is essential to have proper insurance for medical, rescue and repatriation and third party liability insurance. Unfortunately we cannot take anyone climbing without current and adequate insurance. Your insurance has to include climbing and mountaineering and it also has to be valid for Morocco.  Insurance is available from the British Mountaineering Council. www.thebmc.co.uk or Snowcard

Lunch & evening meals

Medical

Morocco is a third world country so there is No mountain rescue, but there is a local hospital and pharmacy.

Kit List

Climbing rack for Multi-Pitching

50m ropes

Helmet is strongly recommended

Hat and Sun cream

Lightweight clothing

Warm jacket

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Good pair of approach shoes

Head torch

Money

Currency is dirhams and you can only obtain them when you arrive in Morocco.

Adventure Climbing Holiday Price 2014

£700 per person

Optional Instruction/Guiding available £80 per day for 2 people. Max ratio 1:2

Holidays will be run from end of Jan to end of March.

Phone for availability and enquiries on 07707695552

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