Booking Essential – see below
Morocco! Sand, camels and desert: more the setting for a Bogart and Bergman movie than a place to go ski touring, you might think. But the High Atlas Mountains are North Africa’s premier trekking destination. Subject to snow conditions, they offer many ski touring possibilities stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Morocco-Algeria border in the east. This season had the best snow cover for 15 years. Our destination was the Central High Atlas with its high plateaux, gorges and box canyons; Jebel M’Goun, at 4068 m the highest peak in this part of the High Atlas, was on our tick-list.
The lectures are given by members of the ESC but are open to anyone with a love of the mountains – there’s no need to be a member of any club. This is the third year we’ve organised the lectures, bringing speakers from across Britain and France so that we get the opportunity to share in their adventures and get inspiration for our own. These events are also about meeting new people as well as old friends, and exchanging information and gear.
For anyone wanting to get into ski touring the Bring and Buy part of the evening is a good way of getting started with second hand gear. I know people are looking for touring set ups and boots, so do bring your spare stuff along as well as any budding mountaineers you come across.
Venue – Wilfs Café, Mill Yard, Staveley, LA8 9LR
6.15 Bring and Buy and pre-dinner drinks and chat
The cost for the evening and meal is £10. Book but pay on the door.
Book through [email protected] and include your choice of meal:-
The food choice is Beef & Ale Pie or Spinach & Feta Filo Pie with baked potato and Coleslaw. Choose when you book. Gluten Free option available.
And for a special Christmas treat from ESC, there’s a lovely Wilf’s-made mince pie for you when you arrive.