Todgha Gorges, Morocco
Aventures Verticales Maroc, leading you to discover new heights
Experience Todgha Gorge at a slower pace
We are constantly working to develop climbing in Morocco. This means building and maintaining routes, training local climbers, constructing the first via ferrata in Africa, and creating local and national guide books.
Travel with a conscience
Travel and adventure aren't about consumption--they're about connecting to yourself and the place you're in. That's why we aim to help you have genuine experiences--off the tourist trail.
Experience you can trust
Julio has over 25 years experience leading climbers, mountaineers, canoyners, ice climbers and ski mountaineers .He is a certified instructor of all mountain sports with the French Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing.
I've been leading climbers and hikers as they discover the beautiful Todgha Gorges. This is my home, and I've devoted my time and efforts to developing climbing in this amazing place. That means constantly building new routes and maintaining the ones that are already here.
Before coming to the gorges I led mountaineering expeditions in France and founded a mountain sports equipment shop.
I am a certified instructor of all mountain sports with Fédération Francaise de la montagne et de l'escalade.
What I love most about leading climbers is seeing motivated people improve their technique. For me, climbing is never about reaching the summit--it's about slowing down, finding the good move, feeling the rock under my fingers and the sun on my back, fully conscious of the present moment.
Julio Soares, owner and founder of AVM
"I climbed with Julio for multiple days during my time in Todgha Gorge - and I stayed in the gorge for even longer than I originally planned because of his warm hospitality and the excellent climbing."
"Don't look any further, Julio has been living in the gorge for 10+ years now so he's your man for any information whatever the activity you're looking to do. He also rents & sells gear if ever you need some. Best guide in the gorge."
"Aventures Verticales is THE reference for climbing in the Todgha Gorge, for both beginner and veteran climbers. Julio is incredibly generous with his advice and knowledge of the area."