Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Tuesday 6th September 14:00

Nearly there! Arrived in Marrakesh on Sunday afternoon after cycling from Mohammadia by Casablanca over two days. Currently James, Katie and Tom are in Casablanca trying to collect our bike bags and walking boots that we sent over whilst the rest of us are making final preparations before our climb of Toubkal. We are shedding as much weight as possible from the bikes as we have a 45km long climb up to Asni gaining 650 metres before a very steep 15km climb from Asni to Imlil where we gain a further 600 metres of altitude. We will then say goodbye to our bikes for a few days as we trek to the refuge before our summit attempt. Including rest days if all goes to plan we should reach the top of Morocco on Sunday morning. A final and very fast descent by bicycle back in to Marrakesh on Monday will complete our 3000km distance.

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