Monday, 12 September 2011

Monday 12th September 18:30

We made it! All 12 of the team summitted Jbel Toubkal on Sunday morning. After a 6 hour trek on Saturday morning we made it to the French Alpine Club refuge where we would rest at 3000 metres before making our summit bid early on Sunday morning. We ascended via the South Col enjoying the scrambling as the sun rose over the High Atlas mountains. On the approach to the summit Ben kept to his word and walked the last 100m naked much to the amusement of the rest of the group (problems uploading photos so documentation of this will have to wait).
The panoramic views from the top were well worth cycling 3000km and climbing 4000m for. The team are now resting in Imlil as we completed the descent all the way from the top of Toubkal to Imlil in one day. Tomorrow should see the team descend the mountain roads back into Marrakesh leaving us with time to visit the SOS orphanage on Wednesday.
The only photo I was able to upload - Some of the team looking out across the High Atlas

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