Getting Ready For Mount Toubkal October 2015

This week I'm off to Mount Toubkal, here's a list of things I'm taking and some other useful information.

Thanks to @triblondon for sorting it out and most of the information below.

Mount Toubkal Checklist

Packing List

  • Passport
  • Train / Flight Tickets
  • 30l Rucksack
  • Osprey Water Reservoir
  • Water Proof Backpack Cover
  • Sleeping Bag - /marmot.com/trestles-30-long/21190.html (no longer online)
  • Walking Boots - https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/salomon-mens-quest-4d-2-gtx-boot-b1122694?id_colour=3524
  • Comfy Light Running Trainers
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Trouser Shorts (detachable)
  • Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Fleece
  • 2x Light Polyester T-shirt
  • Buff
  • 1x Running Socks
  • 2x Climbing Socks
  • 3x Sports Socks
  • 6x Underwear
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Towel
  • Plastic Bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping Clothes
  • Head Torch - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00SR20JLS
  • Travel Adapter
  • iPhone / Charger / Battery Back / Leads
  • Headphones
  • Boba Fett Notepad
  • Pen

Things Still To Get

  • Hat / Gloves
  • Foreign Currency
  • Hard Sunglasses Case
  • Antibacterial Hand Wash
  • Energy Tablets
  • Trail Mix
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Hiking Pole(s)? - Not sure about this

Things I'll Get There

Before the trek starts, I have a free day in Marrakesh, so I'm planning on getting the following then.

  • A Wide-Brimmed Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Loo Roll
  • Baby Wipes

Extras (Other people have):

Trek Information

This trek will take you on a tour of Berber villages before you ascend to the peak of Mount Toubkal (4167m). Over the 4 days, you will have chance to acclimatize to the altitude while spending time in the company of native Berbers and experiencing their culture.

24-27 October. Includes all food, accommodation and mountain guide http://www.trekkinginmorocco.com/en/treks/walking-treks/berber-villages-and-mt-toubkal-ascent/

Things To Be Aware Of

Vaccinations: https://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/morocco.aspx#immunisations

Get Passport stamped: When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco

Make sure travel insurance:

  • Includes coverage for medical evacuation
  • Mountain rescue and coverage for mountaineering up to at least 4,300m.

Weather: Marrakech ~30C Toubkal summit will be around -1 to -4


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