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OMC walk “Western Hajer" – Jabel Shams* Friday 18th Feb

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: OMC walk “Western Hajer" – Jabel Shams* Friday 18th Feb Reply with quote

Subject: *UPDATED Invitation to OMC walk “Western Hajer" – Jabel Shams* Friday 18th Feb 2011

For both groups the meeting point will be WADI GHUL at 09:00!
For participants coming from Muscat in the morning please meet up at the ATHAIBA SHELL PETROLSTATION (before the airport) outside McDonalds to arrange car sharing at 07:00 on Friday 18th Feb 2011

We invite beginners and experienced hikers to participate on walks in Jable Shams:
A) W6 will be shorter and therefore also hikers with less experience are welcome.
B) W6a is long and stony trek, experienced hikers only, (for the second group it is planned to join in for the first 30 minutes of this walk, it’s the interesting first part through the abandoned villages and down at the next small wadi.)

*Walk overview of A and B:*

A) Al Khityam - Abandoned Village Sab Bani Khamis W6
The tour allows spectacular views into Wadi An Nakhur, the Grand Canyon and down to Al Hamra

*Start (Meeting Point):* at 11:00 hrs, Al Khityam village at information sign
*Start Time: 11:15 hrs from Al Khityam village

B) Wadi Ghul – Al Khitaym W6a:
An ancient path which follows the west flank of the an Nakhur Gorge ( Known as the “ Grand Canyon ” and connects wadi Ghul with Al Khitaym Village).

*Start (Meeting Point):* 09:00 hrs Wadi Ghul at the old village (alt750m) marked with information sign
*Start Time: 09:15 hrs from Wadi Ghul

*Walking times:*
A) W6 2.5 – 3 hrs
app: 3.5km
Altitude: from 1900m to 1800m
*Grade 1 - 2*
B) W6a 3-4 hrs
app. 6km
Altitude:1,100m (difference)
*for a map and more description please look up

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Things you need:
Bring 3 liters of water & Food preferably in a backpack/rucksack.
Important will be your shoes, they should be at least sturdy trainers,
preferably with a harder sole, proper mountain boots for walk B)

Subscribe to this walk using this link:

Please fill in Name, email, contact Numbers (in case of emergency) This number could be your home landline or parent's/Spouse's mobile number - Blood Group (in case of emergency)

Please note the following disclaimer and instructions:

"Littering/polluting, smoking, consuming alcohol and anti- social behaviour are strictly prohibited during the trek. * Plastics, bottles, food packing, etc must not be thrown. Water in mountain streams must not be polluted

- Trekking involves inherent dangers including climbing over rocks, crossing water streams, possible wildlife encounters. OMC and its organizers cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries during the trek. OMC and Organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage to personal property.

The participant agrees to take full responsibility on the above *

Note: by entering your details in the attached spreadsheet you have automatically signed the disclaimer

Looking forward to your participation!

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