/ Climb Toubkal (6 days) - £360
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Winter Mountaineering in the High Atlas Mountains (Morocco)
Departures: November, December, January, February, March, April
Cost: £360 (2 people min). Price includes all land transport, all accommodation and all meals on-the-hill, all communal equipment, a professional English speaking mountain guide and assistant, a cook, a driver, mules and muleteers.
Flights are not included in the price (you can usually get to Morocco for less than £200 on a budget airline).
Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech. You will be met by the guide at the airport and transferred to Imlil.
Day 2: Trek from Imlil to the Neltner Refuge.
Day 3: Options. 1. Acclimatisation trek to Tizi n'Ouanaomuss. 2. Head for the twin summits of Ounakrim Ras and Timesguida.
Day 4: Toubkal ascent.
Day 5: Walk back to Imlil. Return to Marrakesh. Tea and medals.
Day 6: Return home
More information at www.gorillamountaineering.co.uk
Were you not worried about the possible risk of frostbite to your genitals at such high alitude.
You should all have been equipped with XS willy warmers.
Tagine for Haggis? Sounds like a great swap, Mike...
Go for the Scott/ Haston approach and stuff the Old Chap into the nearest available armpit if it starts getting chilly.
Works every time and saves on the expense (and weight) of an extra small 4-season member warmer.
The technique you describe is known as " Bagpiping ", to ignore the pink and brown and shove the cue staight in to the top corner pocket.Such techniques have no place in modern mountaineering.
Your film recording of the ascent should be retitled " Brokeback Mountain "
Take heed young man.
I appreciate that back in your day, it would have been considered sporting to lose the old chap to frostbite without so much as a wobble of the stiff upper lip....but things have moved on since then.
The modern mountaineer believes that preserving his manhood from the perils of high altitude and extreme cold is something of a priority - and if that means bagpiping your chums armpit, so be it.
I hope this clears up any confusion.
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