School Climb - Mt Toubkal in Winter

Morocco, School Expeditions, 8 days - from $1,060 (land only)

School ExpeditionsTrek & WalkWinter Activity

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

You must bring the following items:

4 season mountaineering boots capable of taking crampons (Boots need to be in good condition)


Trainers / sneakers (for use in the hut)



Trekking trousers/pants

Waterproof and breathable jacket

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Base layer shirts or T-shirts

Fleece jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Sunhat or cap

Fleece hat

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips) Factor 20+

Warm Inner ‘thermal’ gloves or mittens

Waterproof over-mittens

Earplugs (especially if you are not the one doing the snoring)

Washbag and toiletries

Small travel towel

Antibacterial hand wash

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

Water bottles 1 Litre / 2 pint (x2). (Note that the tube on camelback / platypus type systems can be prone to freezing up in cold conditions)

Toilet roll

Water purification tablets

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 Equipment:

Mountaineering ice-axe* (50 – 70 cm or as personally preferred)

10 or 12 point crampons *

The following items are optional:

Spare laces

Thermos flask

Sleeping bag liner

A breathable ‘Bivvy’ bag is a useful addition keeping your sleeping bag dry in the damp atmosphere of the Neltner refuge (if you have one it might be worth taking, but do not buy one specifically for the trip)

Pocket-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, media, spare batteries

Travel clothes


Equipment Hire: 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 gite and refuge. 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 world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s 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.

Click 'gear adviser' at

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.

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