We will make an early start for our attempt on Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak, and may start off on our 3-4 hour trek to the summit (4167m) in the dark to avoid the midday sun. First we must traverse long scree slopes; tiring terrain at this altitude and we must proceed slowly to conserve energy. Higher sections are more rocky and there is little vegetation. Once at the summit the views are spectacular, and although wind and cold conditions mean we will not linger long, we have time to enjoy the scenes of surrounding peaks of the Atlas mountains and down to the plains around Marrakesh far in the distance. We then begin the descent back, on the same route, to Neltner camp (3050m), where we will have a late lunch and enjoy a well earned rest after a hard days trekking. Overnight: camping.