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Morocco Tafraout – December 2017/New Year 2018

December 28, 2017 - January 4, 2018

A joint meet with the Oxford Alpine Club who regularly climb here and have an arrangement for accommodation with a local hotel. An opportunity to explore the Tafraout region for climbing and walking, local colour and winter sunshine.

Dates: 28th December – 4th January, but people can choose exact arrival and dep dates to suit themselves.

Steve, the OAC meet organiser advises: ‘The main priority will be to book flights, the best time for this is August/ early September.’

Everyone will need to book their own flights. But you’ll want to know if there will be someone for you to climb with – so please  email meets@themmc.org.uk ASAP to indicate your interest, so we can share info on who would like to come and you can all see if you’re still up for it.

The Oxford Club advise: ‘Use Skyscanner to research flights. The best (i.e.easiest!) flights are either Ryanair or Easyjet from either Gatwick or Stansted to Agadir, although I believe Air Arabia now fly from somewhere in Northern England (Manchester, maybe?).Car hire is easy to sort, and can be done once people have booked flights.’

‘We can organise accommodation at the Amandiers Hotel for about £25 – £30 per twin room per night (which is a very discounted price), or if people want to sort their own accommodation then that’s possible too. The Amandiers has the only bar in town, so tends to be the best place for meets like this.’

‘There’s loads of climbing to suit all levels of experience, provided that any novices are ‘teamed up’ with someone who knows what they’re doing. There’s also excellent opportunities for hill walking in some spectacular mountain scenery. During the week we’ll look to organise a traditional Moroccan party in a local eatery, and the Hotel normally put on a good New Year’s Eve bash in their restaurant, so it should be a fun social trip.’

They’ve put a little bit of info, pics and other links on their club website here:   http://www.oxfordalpineclub.co.uk/new-year-meet.php

See also: https://www.climb-tafraout.com/

Express interest by emailing: meets@themmc.org.uk ASAP to ensure this meet goes ahead!

Come to the social and winter walking chat on Sun 17 Sept to meet others interested/booked for the New Year meet.


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