Mount Toubkal is in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft). It is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa. It is an ultra prominent peak located 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh, in the Toubkal National Park, and it is a popular destination for climbers.
I climbed my first mountain, Mount Toubkal, for fund raising for (MSF) Medecins sans Frontieres, “Doctors without Borders”, during a holiday trip in Marrakech, Morocco in October 2013 and ever since searching for new objectives, I realized that the place to attain my self-achievement and freedom in this world is Nordic Walking and scaling sustainable trails and mountains for a noble cause while showing respect and care for the indigenous people.
I reached my first summit of Mount Toubkal, highest mountain in the Atlas and North Africa on 13th October 2013. The journey took 3 days and along the way the sceneries were breathtaking. Summit day climb was strenuous. I was walking at my own pace, where oxygen levels were decreasing after 3,000m and although I was well aware of the hike’s challenges, my strong intuition, perseverance and patience and the noble cause for which I was scaling, kept me pushing my way forward. The descent was tough and slippery to fine sand mixed stones and there were some vertical pathways with rocks. The climb was worthwhile the effort.
An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break” — A Chinese proverb
Mount Toubkal, Morocco, Highest Mountain in the Atlas and North Africa at 4,167 m