Morocco expedition report

WMT’s Morocco Mountain Medicine Expedition 23-29 September was another great success with all delegates and staff (35) reaching the summit of Mt. Toubkal 4167m safely on 27 September in unseasonably cold and snowy conditions. Delegates travelled from Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal and Australia to attend. The course kicked off with a special surprise – a briefing from the new British Ambassador to Morocco, Mr Thomas Reilly and it was all uphill from there! This year we asked delegates to bring a donation of used, high quality children’s winter clothing. An estimated 50kg of goods was collected and handed over to our local venue Kasbah partners for distribution to needy mountain children. Thanks to all those who joined us and the WMT teaching team – Dr Dan Morris, Dr Duncan Gray, Dr Charlotte Verney, MIC/IML Nigel Williams and Barry Roberts. See delegate Ricardo Gabriel’s well written blog about his experience including GPS tracklogs of the acclimatisation hikes. See more photos at WMT’s Instagram page. We’ll next be back in Morocco 29 September to 5 October 2018.