Four 4000 metre Peaks of Toubkal
By: Denise Martinez, Jeffereson, USA
Prior to departure, I communicated several times with the KE staff and found them to be helpful and polite. I appreciated their prompt replies and advice. Our support crew was amazing. Hard working men who seemed to be genuinely concerned about our well-being. I especially appreciated our cook's special efforts to provide me with gluten-free soups every evening and he provided me with some hard-boiled eggs at breakfast. I was met at the airport by our trip leader on arrival, with Hassan delivering a quality service from start to finish. Our guide for the afternoon tour of Marrakech, Mustafa, was knowledgable and thoughtful. Hassan was great - we all felt so badly when he was ill but in spite of his obvious distress, his concern was for us. We were all so glad when he started to feel better and I am still amazed at how quickly he bounced back and was able to lead us to the summit of three of our peaks. His knowledge of the history of Morocco and his obvious passion for mountaineering was greatly appreciated. My health was excellent throughout the trip. I think the precautions taken with our drinking water and food was excellent. I am very satisfied with my experience; the trip met all of my expectations and more. I will certainly look to travel with KE again. This was my second trip with KE and have been delighted with both. Keep up the great work.
By: Ian Richard Beck, Stoke on Trent
Despite many years of hill walking experience and year round mountaineering in the UK, along with several trips to the Himalayas and the Andes, I found this trek the most physically demanding that I have completed so far. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the trek.
The landscape, whilst barren is stunning......however jelly like my legs were at the end of a long day, they always seemed to recover by morning - Perhaps mint tea does this!?
By: Alexander Davidson, Holmes Chapel, UK
Hassan was more than we could have asked for. Great guy and guide.
By: Richard Galloway, Bolton, UK
The information and support from KE, including visiting the Keswick office, was first class. The trip exceeded my expectations. Having never been on something like this before I was not sure what to expect. If this is the general standard then I am very impressed.
By: David Morgan, Caldicot, UK
Can't fault any of your
pre trip information. Very detailed indeed. Hassan Ait Brahim (our leader) is a find in a
million. His attention to detail is unsurpassed in my opinion. A quiet, modest
man with superhuman qualities. You must use this man again and again as future
trekkers will benefit so much from him. He is highly educated, speaks excellent
English, knows the hills like the back of his hand, and has a wonderful sense
The only drawback was the fact that we didn't get to complete the advertised 4 x 4000m peaks due to unseasonal snow. That said, the extra snow on the mountains did add a considerable degree of interest and excitement for the two hills that we did climb!!
By: Tracy Steelhammer, San Francisco, USA
Hassan is one of the best leaders I have ever had on any trek. And I have taken many treks with KE and other trekking companies, so I have a lot of good comparisons.
The food on the trek was really excellent. The 2 mountains we were able to climb were beautiful and wonderfully exciting.
It pretty much matched the expectations set by the modified itinerary that KE sent me. I suppose it was slightly harder than I expected, more like one that rates 2 of the little blue units on the difficulty meter.
KE offers more adventurous trips than the American companies and the prices are very reasonable. Furthermore all the KE trips I've taken have been well-run so I have a lot of confidence in KE.
By: Gerard McAnuff, N. Ireland
This was my forth trip to the mountains of Marroc. I enjoyed all aspects of the trip and topping out on Toubkal (3rd time) and Ouanoukrim (2nd time). I enjoyed being part of this particular group.
I had hoped to climb 4 four thousanders but late snow prevented this happening. Hassan our guide, choice of route more than made up for this disappointment.
This was the best group I have climbed with on a trip overseas.
By: Iris Dandoo, Canada
Everything was very good, reaching the peak of Toubkal was great, but so were many other things along the way that made the trip very enjoyable. I also liked learning about a different culture, traditions and their way of life. Mixing within their culture and understanding their views on religion etc helps me become a better, understanding and well rounded person. KE was the only company that I found that offered something different and away from regular tourist traps and was reasonably price. Price is important too.
By: James Spring, England
The support crew were excellent, loved every minute of the trip. Most enjoyed the mountain climbs, the food. Hearing stories and great interaction with our guide, the list is endless.