11. July 2000, Marrakech to Ouarzazate
The Atlas mountains have to be crossed today before we end up on the edge of the Sahara. The Tizi'n'Test pass is only 2093 metres high but the mountains in Morocco go up to more than 4000 metres. So there is skiing in Morocco and it is not in the sand dunes. The test today up the mountains is challenging for the driver but not for the car and navigator. After continuing altitude changes with high plateaus, we arrive in Ouarzazate, a place where many of the famous Hollywood desert films were made and are still being made.
Overall 1 hour 51 minutes penalty