I had a look at a few videos on YouTube (Winter and Summer) and it looks "fine". Extra fitness will help but it looks comparable (or easier) to other stuff I've done. Videos can mislead though I guess. But certainly nothing to suggest it's out of bounds for me winter looks better too. Less heat, less scree.
Yeah, having read a few descriptions within various outfits' sales pitches it seems well within what I can do, but then they would say that wouldn't they?
Conversely I've read a few blogs really ramping up the misery of it, but then equally they'd also say that wouldn't they?
Tbf I've been higher, on bigger mountains, when less fit, less experienced and more poorly kitted out so am reasonably confident about Toubkal, but would appreciate any thoughts/experiences from others whilst I mull it over.
Daydreaming about future trips. Looking for something do-able in under a week, cheap-ish c.??500 max) and sufficiently challenging to provide the motivation to maintain a strict health and fitness regime in the run up. Toubkal appears to tick these boxes. Fancy a winter ascent (I cope better with too cold than too hot), but am curious about its difficulty...both in terms of winter skills needed, the strenuousness of the route and - most crucially - levels of exposure ;I really don't like it). Anyone done it? Or can recommend alternative plans? Not looking to go for at least a year, so have plenty of time to plan and get fit, but holidays till then are all planned and full.