Mount Atlas

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Mount Atlas (Jbel Toubkal) is a mountain peak located in south-western Morocco, 63 km south of the city of Marrakech, in the Toubkal National Park. It is part of the Moroccan Atlas range, which also contains the peaks of Mount M'Goun (4,071 m/13,356 ft), and Mount Ayachi (3,737 m/12,260 ft).[1]

At 13,665 feet (4,167 meters), it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountain range and in North Africa. A popular tourist destination, the summit can be reached by means of a fairly simple hike.

Greek mythology identifies Mount Atlas as the place where Atlas was standing when Perseus turned him to stone, using Medusa's head, for refusing to offer the latter shelter.[2]