Hazel Findlay and Emily Harrington are tackling big walls this month in Morocco. These two ladies are planning on taking on a 3,000 foot route in the Atlas Mountains from the ground up, a month in Morocco would test anyone - doing it on a vertical plain offers a unique perspective. Follow their exploits and updates through the end of June here at www.neverstopexploring.com/blog/morocco
It's Hazel and I'm going to write you a little blog about the last few days :-)
We started off the trip on the wrong foot with a bout of sickness. A few days in, and we were feeling a bit down with no good routes under our belt, a bit of rain and dodgy stomachs.
The next day we decided to ignore our toilet troubles, pack our bags and try an 18 pitch 5.13 up Tagoujimt and Tsouiannt, which is the same wall that our main objective Babel is on. The route is called Fantasia and it is fantastic. Beautiful orange rock followed by a three-hour descent, watching the sun set over the most spectacular scenery.
It was a long day and we were tired but our spirits were high. We had a rest day and then did another route called Shucran up Oujdad. With these two routes done we have a lot more confidence for climbing Babel.
Wish us luck!