Where Next: Mt Toubkal, Morocco

Destination: Mt Toubkal and the High Atlas mountains, Morocco.

When: February 2014 – my next half term is only a couple of months away.

Why: To visit some more high, snowy mountains, this time in North Africa (a combination which sometimes comes as a bit of a surprise).

How: A solo trip this time, and Exodus’ Mt Toubkal Winter Climb ( http://www.exodus.co.uk/holidays/tmw/overview *) provides the opportunity to try my hand (and balance) at non-technical winter trekking involving crampons and ice-axe as we climb North Africa’s two highest peaks – Mt Toubkal / جبل توبقال‎ (4167m / 13671ft) and Jebel Ouanakrim‘s Timzguida summit (4089m / 13415ft).

Plus I’ll get to see Marrakech / مراكش‎, Imlil and Aremd / Arroumd at a different time of year from 2010’s Colours of Morocco trip.

EasyJet is providing the London Gatwick-Marrakech flights.

* 28 March 2014 Update: Well, that’s a first – Exodus have asked me to remove my links back to their website as they’re having trouble with their Google rankings due to “unnatural links” pointing to their website. Hence the unlinked URL for the trip page.