Meet the team!
A leader should be fun to travel with and ready to share with you their enthusiasm for adventure travel and their knowledge of the area. Alongside the group leader, there will be a local support crew, which could be just a driver, or a complete team of guides, drivers, porters, mule-herders and cooks. The hard work of our support crews, along with the fascinating insight they can offer into their own culture, is integral to providing you with the very best holiday experience.
Here is just a small selection of our current leaders!
Mohamed Ait Taleb is the Managing Director of Mount Toubkal. He is a Berber and with that comes a good, honest, trustworthy friend. He is a certified Royal Moroccan Federation of Ski and Mountain with a great deal of experience trekking in the High Atlas mountain range and the desert for the past 18 years. Mohamed was born and grew up in the tiny village of Armed in the shadow of Mount Toubkal.
He has reached the summit more than 100 times, in the summer and winter, both trekking and skiing. Mohamed’s knowledge includes the Moroccan mountains of Toubkal, M’goun, Siroua, Saghro and the Sahara Desert. His priorities are the safety of his travellers and the beautiful area he lives in.
Mohamed is ecologically aware and strives to preserve his local environment, after all, he lives in it, it’s his home.
Mohamed has a good command of English, is a good listener and he loves to share his Berber knowledge because in his own words “understanding people is an important skill in the wilds of the High Atlas”.
Aicha has worked for Mount Toubkal since April 2004. She loves having the opportunity after work to go for a walk, bike ride or a quick beer! She is a keen traveller, and her most recent getaways include the summit of M’goun, Toubkal, jebel kelti.
The Support Team
Hassan Hedou Hailing from the Ait bougmez Valley in the High Atlas mountains, Hassan was born and bred in the mountains. He is one of our most popular atlas mountain leaders and leads both mountain and desert treks.
Lahesn ojla is a highly experienced Expedition Leader and skiing guide with over 18 years of Atlas mountains experience. lahesn has led a variety of expeditions. He specialises in technical mountaineering and remote trekking expeditions. lahesn grew up in the national park of Toubkal. Winter and summer trekking guide. He has climbed Atlas Mountains peaks including Toubkal, Ouanoukrim.
Hassan Ait Taleb: Cooker Hassan is Multi-functional and multi-talented, cooks a mean tajine and different Moroccan foods. He is a superb organiser and “fixer”. He is a big man with a big personality and he always brings a cheery atmosphere to the groups he accompanies. He knows the mountains like the back of his hand and is exceptionally adept at sourcing all manner of obscure items in far-flung places
Omar: Mule guide To have a beautiful trip, it’s necessary to have someone who takes care with your baggage all the length of your trip, Omar, is a mule guide who lead mules in the mountains, Omar is more hard-working chap would be extremely hard to find.
said id mensour Originally from the Tamatert village region of the National park of toubkal, Pasang is one of the most popular leaders. He has worked as trekking leader for over 14 years and has done the Toubkal summit over 90 times
Most of our porters are from the Atlas mountain region who are able to perform carrying tasks in the high atlas and around all types of trails in Toubkal. They will carry your luggage, food and other necessary items in a safe and secure way. They are very conscious in maintaining your belongings in good condition. We would like to request all our clients to go with an open up and be ready to experience all the fun and excitement of your trek, and also rest assured that our Porters and Guides are comfortable and happy people to be accompanied by. You can ask any quarries you may have about the culture, people and country. You feel very safe, comfort and pleasure after hiring a Guides and Porters.
is an experienced outdoor instructor and has been in the industry for 12 years. they has worked with clients all over the world, and they has extensive mountaineering experience in Mount Toubkal , and Western High Atlas Mountains .