TOUBKAL

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In AprilI was invited by World Challenge to go to Morocco and spend a week in the Haute Atlas mountain range. It was an opportunity to see what the company is all about and for them to get a better idea of the guides that will be working with in the future.

“The sun shines bright as we head up the valley towards the refuge, the snow is spotless and we become absorbed by the beauty of these wild mountains.”

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MOROCCO

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I was fortunate enough to take an all girls group to Morocco in 2014. At first I was a bit sceptical of the idea of finding myself in the north african mountains with 20 fifteen year girls from London. When we meet however, I was immediately reassured.

“At first I was a bit sceptical of the idea of finding myself in the north african mountains with 20 fifteen year girls from London.”

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KILIMANJARO

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I used to be soldier. A para in fact. In the renound French Foreign Legion. After my contract was up and I had decided not stay I went looking for home. I was in a specialized mountain combat unit as a soldier and the mountains had become part of me. So when the opertunity presented itself to go back to Africa, as a civilian, to climb a mountain, I was naturally overjoyed.

I found myself on a plane, just a few weeks into civilian life next to an overweight Scottish woman asking me if I thought her neck support for the plane was a good investment. Naturally as a newbee civilian I smiled and nodded politely. The para in me looking down on this poor lady who had no clue and was about to embark on an adventure way beyond her comfort zone. Continue reading KILIMANJARO