/ Jbel Toubkal this November

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Ivos - on 25 Sep 2006
Hi,
I am planning Jbel Toubkal Mid to late November. Do you know the summit conditions appropriate gear? Are Ice-axe and crampons needed at this time of the year? I planning on doing it on my own and knowing the conditions in advance would help tremendously in planning my trip.

Thanks in advance,

Ivo
RobE - on 25 Sep 2006
In reply to Ivos:

You'll definitely need axes and crampons.

Read this for an account of our ascent of Toubkal in Nov.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=193
luke_brown on 25 Sep 2006 - 217.169.40.226 whois?
Along similar lines, I'm thinking of doing this with my girldfriend in March.

Obviously we'll be taking axe and crampons, but wondering if we'll need to take rope and harnesses? Are there any really exposed sections or sections where a rope might be needed for security/belay? Would it be advisable to walk roped up or is it really just an easy snow plod and taking a rope will be just uneccessary weight?
RobE - on 25 Sep 2006
In reply to luke_brown:

It's just a plod though there is one traversy bit near the top where you really wouldn't want to slip.
luke_brown on 25 Sep 2006 - 217.169.40.226 whois?
worth lugging a rope up for or just take that section carefully?
RobE - on 25 Sep 2006
In reply to luke_brown:

Just be careful. It's the sort of spot where if you're tied together and one of you goes, you'll probably both go.

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