The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness, funds, and prayer support for vulnerable, marginalised, and exploited women and children throughout Africa, while identifying with enslaved people and the long climb they have to find freedom.

The participants will hike through a stunning part the High Atlas mountains in Morocco. During this 11 day adventure, participants will raise their voices and prayers while identifying with those trapped in modern day slavery, who have a long and hard climb to freedom, both physically and spiritually. 

The challenge to get up every morning and to climb the highest mountain in North Africa is a test of any hiker's ability and will challenge your hearts for the vulnerable and marginalised of the world.

 Dates Thursday, 05 – Monday, 16 September 2019
 Apply by Friday, 03 May 2019
 Cost £1,720
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Ministry Details

An exciting 11-day High Atlas adventure, starting and ending in the historic city of Marrakesh, taking in the valleys and the passes of the High Atlas mountain range, staying in a mix of traditional home-stays, refuges, camping and guest houses; this back-to-basics, mule and porter supported expedition is a fantastic insight into daily Berber life with a healthy dose of adventure. The pinnacle of this adventure is reaching the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Northern Africa. This will be an enriching, enticing, and adventurous expedition that supports the local communities and the people who open to us their villages, homes and share the environment with us. The challenge begins months before the actual climb by being a light and voice for the injustice of modern day slavery. Prior to your arrival for the challenge, you will be asked to raise awareness and funds for Freedom Challenge projects within Africa. The exact amount will vary based on your home country.

Participant Profile

Are you passionate about the gospel and making a difference in the lives of vulnerable women and children in Africa? Freedom Challenge Africa wants to see vulnerable, oppressed, and enslaved women and children set on a path to freedom and become vibrant communities of Jesus followers. In joining this challenge you will make this vision become a reality. Are you willing to raise funds, mobilise prayer, and raise awareness in your local community? Then the Atlas Mountains Challenge is for YOU!!


On this trip we use a mix of local home-stays and Gites which are typically very simple family homes opened up to guests during the hiking seasons; rooms can be double, triples , quads or dorms, standards vary throughout the mountains mostly you’ll find a mattress on the floor with local materials, showers and shared ablution facilities are common. There will also be some camping along the way, along with guest house stays. The first and last day, while in Marrakesh, will be in a basic hotel or guest house.


A local cook will accompany the climbers. Food will be local. Some examples of meal options include:
Breakfast – a protein such as eggs, filter coffee, porridge/oats, breads and jams, fruit where possible 
Lunch- Soup and or salad and veggies, occasional meat dishes and breads
Dinner- Stewed chicken/beef – veggies and couscous


Climbers must make their own arrangements to arrive in Marrakesh by the afternoon of 5 September and leave 16 September. You will be collected from the airport. If you choose to arrive earlier or stay later, you will be responsible for transport to/from the airport.

Participants MUST have travel and health insurance from their departure from home country to the date of their return. Proof must be shown before being allowed to do the hike.


Climbers must be in good health and physically fit. Training must take place leading up to the challenge.


Climbers will be responsible for obtaining their own visa.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. Under 18's are welcome to apply but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form. 13-17 year old’s can apply using the button below.

Price excludes flights, insurance, any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20.

Price includes the following:
Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
Meals as per itinerary i.e excludes lunch on day 1 and dinner on day 9
Filtered water on the hike 
Tea, coffee, filtered water at camp / home stays
Sleeping tent for the hike where necessary 
Mess tent with cushions and small tables
Qualified guides 
Mules, porters (12kg weight limit per bag)
Adventure International senior trip leader 
All park fees and permit costs 
Group road transfers 
Gratuities and Tips for your crew and leaders ($125-200)

Price does not include the following:
Items of a personal nature Beverages except tea, coffee and filter water in camp or at home stays 
International and domestic flights 
Individual transfers outside of the group transfer
Rescue, medical and hospital fees, transportation costs
Town tour guides, extra transfers to and from the Medina
Sleeping bag - 3 season sleeping bag needed (can be hired locally although quality varies; we suggest to 
bring your own from home)
Mattress - Purchase low cost self inflating or foam closed cell mattress 
Pillow - Use dry bags


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