About Us

About Team Toubkal

Team Toubkal began in 2023 as a sister company of Team Kilimanjaro. Team Kilimanjaro has assisted more than 10,000 trekkers over 13 years to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Our founder John, decided to bring his expertise to Toubkal after hearing from a past TK climber that they were not able to summit due to poor acclimatisation. 

We often get asked by past climbers β€˜What's next?’ Or by climbers wanting to prepare for their Kilimanjaro climb β€˜what can they do now to prepare?’ Now we have options for our climbers whilst providing them the best service available. 

John, Founder

John has led various expeditions throughout the world. Complementary to his role with TK he served as a mountain safety consultant to Kilimanjaro National Park and was responsible for determining the cause of the tragic accident of 4th January 2006 which resulted in the Western Breach assault route being closed.

He holds the verified British speed record for Kilimanjaro, has created a completely new route on the north side of Kilimanjaro that ascends the Credner Glacier and traverses the Crater, and has advised the National Parks authorities on environmental impact reduction.

More about John πŸ‘‰ 

From before his teens John's main interest has always been adventurous expeditions. At the age of 12, he eventually concluded a long campaign to persuade his mother to allow him to cycle the 30km round trip each day to school and back. After school John joined the British Army but wasn't particularly convinced by the merits of Brits killing Serbs, so left by the age of 21 and has committed himself to diverse expeditions ever since.

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Tipping culture in Morocco is not as firmly established as it is in some other countries, but it has been evolving, especially in tourist areas and upscale establishments. Here are some key points to understand about tipping in Morocco:

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You will be collected from your Riad at 0800 am and transferred to Imlil where you will meet your guide. Your guide will do a briefing and check your equipment. There are shops to rent equipment in Imlil centre if required. 

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On arrival at Marrakesh Menara international Airport, once you have passed through immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Toubkal driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to your hotel or traditional Riad in Marrakesh.

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Tamsoult Waterfall Trek and Mount Toubkal Ascent

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Lake Ifni and Mount Toubkal Ascent 

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Mount Toubkal Climb with Sahara Desert Tour

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You will be collected from your Riad at 0800 am and transferred to Imlil where you will meet your guide. Your guide will do a briefing and check your equipment. There are shops to rent equipment in Imlil centre if required. 

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The vast majority of our climbers have loved ones back home who are concerned about their safety and happiness while away in Africa. For family and friends of a climber it can be worrying to imagine them struggling against altitude, the elements, and objective risks associated with climbing a mountain, and to have no information or updates about how they are faring. It is with these concerns in mind that we have developed a system of live-time reporting - complete with photos - sent directly from the mountain.

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