If you want to climb or trek around Toubkal, you will find some useful information on the following pages. Standing on the peak in the middle of winter with beautiful snowy summits around you – it’s hard to believe you’re in Africa. It is a remarkable part of the world to be in and it will give you some mountaineering memories that you will cherish!
Most people head up the south col / cwm, as it is the most straightforward way up the mountain. However, there are a lot of other ways up the peak, so if you are into more than just peak bagging – it’s really worth exploring the different options. One of the most adventures routes is via the WSW ridge (Ouanoums), however, this requires full rock climbing / Alpine equipment to get the maximum enjoyment from the route. Try the north col / cwm if you want to try something slightly different – there is even wreckage of a crashed plane en-route.
The following are some basic route descriptions, however, we cannot guarantee their accuracy or be held responsible for any errors. It is up to you to check all information you receive, and ensure your own safety. As in all mountain zones you should make sure you take the appropriate equipment, including map and compass, and be prepared to navigate in alpine conditions.
South Col Route
Standard route up the mountain and a great choice for beginners!
North Col Route
Still straight forward route but a longer day with a bit more exposure on the summit ridge!
A proper Alpine ridge which isn’t to be underestimated!