Trekking Mount Mgoun in Winter
The following checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you need to keep the weight of your equipment to a maximum of 15 kg. 33 lbs
4 season mountaineering boots capable of taking crampons (Boots need to be in good condition)
Trainers / sneakers (for use in the hut)
Waterproof and breathable jacket
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Base layer shirts or T-shirts
Warm jacket (down)
Sunhat or cap
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips) Factor 20+
Warm Inner thermal gloves or mittens
Earplugs (especially if you are not the one doing the snoring)
Washbag and toiletries
Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Daypack 40 litres / 2500 cu in with ice axe loop
Headtorch/headlamp with spare batteries
Trekking poles x 2 with snow baskets
4 season sleeping bag*
Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
Mountaineering ice-axe* (50 70 cm or as preferred)
Crampons with front points*
Sleeping bag liner
Pocket knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
KE will provide snowshoes for this trip if the conditions dictate they need to be used. They are stored in Morocco and can be used with any 4 season mountaineering boots. It is recommended that you have 2 trekking poles to use in conjunction with the snowshoes. You still need to bring along ice axe and crampons. The leader will decide on each of the 3 days on Mgoun whether to use ice axe and crampons, or snowshoes and poles, depending on the snow conditions.
Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date as there is a limited supply. Mattresses are provided in the gites and refuges. We cannot hire/rent out mountaineering boots or down jackets. Cotton clothing is not suitable for the conditions found in the mountains of Morocco in Winter
PHD Gear Advisor
PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its a large range so to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.
Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)
Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.