Looking to do Alpine routes in Morocco at the end of February around Mount Toubkal. have a basic gicerone guide book and know there is a French detailed book published. Has anyone on here been at that time of year, I was there last April and there was still a lot of snow though I did not get any higher than the first village as I was leading a group of school kids.
Was there this Feb with 10 friends, its ace! Stayed at the CAF toubkal hut, we hired mules and cook for trip. Snow levels lower than normal but still ok for alpine style summits and loads of ice climbing from cascades just out side the hut to multi pitch routes. Used des clarks cicerone guide and this Spanish guide http://www.libreriadesnivel.com/libros/toubkal/9788498291414/
Should be good. I was on Toubkal in Feb 2012 - nothing technical, just walking to the summit, but there was neve all the way down to the refuge (kind of like observatory gully in the spring) and temperature about -11°C overnight at the refuge. Its actually much nicer on toubkal in winter than in summer as the scree (and the frankly insanitary mess all around the hut) is covered in snow.