Ice climbing in Morocco


The Mouflons and Nelter huts are just visible in the top right corner of this picture. In the absence of a guidebook, we referred to this route as “The Trousers” – clearly visible from the hut, the ice-fall looks like a pair of trousers. This picture shows Nigel approaching the belay at the top of the left leg of The Trousers. Photo by Twid Turner.

From the next belay we traversed right and then dropped into a gully for a nice route that passes under a large chock-stone. After that we abseiled two rope lengths to a snow slope that we descended back to the hut.

We took video of this and other routes with the GoPro (seen here mounted on Nigel’s helmet), as well as Twid’s HD camera and a Sony DV. You can watch a short video here that captures the essence of ice climbing in this area.

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