February 3, 2015

Morocco 1976 Cerberus SS Expedition

I participated in 2 caving expeditions to Morocco, in 1976 and 1981. These were organised by the Cerberus Spelaeological Society. We went to the Middle Atlas Mountains, near Taza. Taza is at the top right, see arrow -

In 1976, the first expedition organised by the Cerberus SS,  we focussed on the major cave systems of Gouffre Friouato and the Grotte du Chiker.

Here is a video posted by an expedition member, Peter Glanvill.

I don't seem to have many photos at all of the expedition -

 A view of Taza -

and the countryside around Taza -

 The entrance to Frioato -

Gouffre Friouato is one of the largest cave systems in northern Africa. It is open to the public as a 'basic' show cave. The entrance shaft is 100 m deep. Below are large passages that end in a sump.

See more about Friouato on the Moroccan tourism site. And more photos by Pete Glanvill.

See - The 1981 CSS expedition.

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