The short, cryptic sms I received from Magnus today contained three words only: Blizzards and fog!
The guys are well into the Atlas mountains in Morocco now, and according to the weather forcast, it is was below zero there earlier today… brrr. The arrow on their tracker keeps moving forward, though, so I guess they are all right, and that the scoots have fought off the snow (they have some experience from Norway, after all ).
If anyone is interested in what the landscape up there looks like, go to maps.google.com and put in Tillicht, Rich, Meknès-Tafilalet, Maroc. Beautiful, arid landscape with a lush green valley. Looking forward to pics!