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| Jebel Siroua in early spring
(photographer unknown)

Jebel Siroua
    10843 ft (3305 m) .
Location: Between Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains,
south of Marrakech, Morocco
Lat / Long: 30.7° N, 7.6° W
Volcanic Type: Eroded stratovolcano?
Volcanic Status: Extinct
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: perhaps 3000 ft (1000 m) ?



Jebel Siroua is an ancient volcanic massif which links the range of the High Atlas Mountains with the range of the Anti-Atlas which lies to the south. The area is a dissected plateau with a wide range of volcanic features, including numerous craters and lava plugs. Siroua is located about 30 miles (50 km) southeast of Toubkal, and thus it is in the rain shadow of the High Atlas, receiving much less precipitation. Nevertheless, the elevation is sufficient to receive winter snowfalls, and the area should be skiable for a few months each winter. Although not nearly as popular as the High Atlas with trekkers and skiers, a number of groups do offer guided treks to the Siroua massif in the spring and fall (the summer is much too hot in this region).


| Topographic map of Siroua (1:125,000 scale)
    from WW2-era US Army Map
    <click to enlarge>

More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...
Topographic map of the Siroua region (1:250,000 scale)
    from Carte du Maroc NH-29-7 Taroudannt
    <click to enlarge>




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