What it is all about
Due to Covid-19 it is uncertain when next trip will take place. The spring 2021 edition is canceled. check social media for updates.
You can join as many days as you like. You do not have to join all the days of the trip (would be great if you did though), choose the dates that fit you the best. You have to see the trip as a get together of international climbers. Imik’simik brings people together. Imik’simik functions like a social platform for climbers. To put it differently, Imik’simik is more like a facilitator for adventurous (probably stubborn) boulder-crazy and independent people. So, we are not a classic travel agency or a travel agency at all.
Its Important to note that imik'simik does not guarantee a minimum amount of climbers. Experience from former six editions shows that most of the time there is a good bunch of climbers in the chalet and you wont be climbing alone. Some days there were 15 climbers joining the trip, other days 3 climbers.
The trip includes:
o A detailed description of the area.
o The chance to boulder with people from different nationalities
o The opportunity to set new problems for the next topo.
o The thrill to be a part of this project and develop an area from scratch.
o We provide a crash pad rental service (40 euro for the entire trip, regardless the number of days)
o We are developing – with you - the one and only Oukaimeden Bouldering Guidebook.
WhatsApp group: for the imik'simiktrip 2019 we worked with a whatsapp group for the trip where climbers could arrange stuff like shared car rental, doing groceries in town, sharing puctures and locations.
The trip does not include any guided tours, any program and any responsibility regarding travel to or within Morocco.
Because we care about your freedom we do not offer a fixed all-inclusive package with flight, transports, accommodations and beverages. We all like to boulder, however, we all have our own rhythm of life, specific interests and weird habits (many weird habits). We respect and even like these different characters. We are all different and that’s great. No Progam Just Bouldering.
o Accommodation - Highest Chalet in North-Africa.
When there are enough subscriptions I can rent the whole Chalet in the village for all of us again.
The chalet has great mountain views, a fridge we can stock with cold drinks, a kitchen and a fireplace! Wouldn’t that be great? The earlier I have enough climbers who join the trip, the earlier I can arrange this and book the accommodation. The Chalet will cost about 25 euro per person per night (special imik'simik-trip rates).
o Transport & sharing a car
Car rental will cost about 30 euro’s per day (per car) but is heavenly depending on the car, as you know. The good thing is that imik’simik is expecting a lot of enthusiasm for the trip so we can share cars which make it cheaper, and we like it when a service is cheap and good at the same time. The earlier you book the trip the more I can do for you and look for a match with another climber and share a car. We can't guarantee, however, every year we make it happen for all of us. When you want to rent a car just for yourself, that’s totally fine. That’s what we call freedom.
You book your own flight and choose your own dates. You have the freedom to choose to join for four days but you can also come for 21 days to Oukaïmeden. That’s all up to you. It's also a good idea to combine the imik'simik trip with a longer stay in Morocco.
o Food, Drinks and daily costs.
As you hopefully understand by now we don’t have a fixed programme and we won’t force you to attend to a schedule that doesn’t fit you. No, no, no! You can decide for yourself when, how and where you want to do whatever it is you like to do. The experience, so far, tells us that most of the time we have breakfast, lunch and dinner together. Just because it’s fun. And not because it’s a programme.Food and drinks will be about 15 euros a day.
o Crash pad (Mad Rock) rental during the trip.
Off course you can rent a crash pad! Cost you €40 for the entire trip, regardless of the number of days. Normally crash pad rental is €15,- per day per pad but during the trip we use special rates to make it easy and save for all of us. There are 20+ Mad Rock crash pads in Oukaimeden that we can use all together. You don't get your 'personal' crash pad during the trip, however you can use as many as you like. For more info check the crash pad page.
“I hope to hear great stories from new friends from all over the world” We hope to bring together groups of friends from Munich Boulder gyms, crazy tuff guys from Scandinavia, enthusiastic and constantly “awesome” saying Americans, boulder lovers from ‘020’, the guys from beneath the Dutch rivers (where my roots are) and of course everyone from my hometown The Hague.
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