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Shams via Ferrata

This is a world-class experience on top of the highest mountain in the region, Jebel Shams.

Climb the top 200m cliffs of a 2,000m high mountain like a pro, without any previous experience. This is what the Via Ferrata is all about.

Our adventure commences with a hike along the edge of the canyon, the famous Balcony Walk, to the recently abandoned village of Sap Bani Khamis. See what the local lifestyle was there, just a mere 70 years ago and learn about Oman’s history and geology.

There are a lot of stunning photo opportunities, overlooking an exposed edge of the canyon.

Continue climbing up the scree to the start of the villagers’ old sticks stairway, now the Via Ferrata. The route is protected with a steel cable that reaches all the way up the 200m cliffs, providing assisted climbing for the adventurer with little experience. With the 2,000m deep canyon just over your shoulder, the views are exceptional and a head for heights is most definitely required.

Enjoy a picnic lunch up on the plateau before we head back.

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Price p.p

€150

Duration

5:30 hours

Location

Wadi Bani Auf

Min. Age

16

Activity

Climbing
Hiking
Trekking

09.00
meeting at the start of the tour and safety briefing.


09.00 - 13.30
trekking and Via Ferrata.


13.30 - 14.30
lunch.

Top of the range equipment

 

Internationally certified instructors

 

Local certified guide

 

First Aid trained staff

 

Water and soft drinks

 

Lunch

 

All entrance fees

This activity is applicable for clients that rent 4x4 & camping equipment with iDrive 4x4. You drive with your car from your location in Oman to the meeting point.

Travel insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers trekking.

 

Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.

 

Changes of clothes and shoes.

 

Dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.

 

Backpack for water.

 

Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

 

Towel.

 

Wetsuits for colder months.

 

If you bring a camera make sure it is waterproof.

For the booking iDrive 4x4 will provide a voucher to the client.

 

Each participant must sign a liability waiver to participate in the trip. Where the participant is under the age of 18, a liability waiver must be signed by the participant’s legal guardian.

This activity is provided by a trusted business partner of iDrive 4x4.

 

Adventure sports have inherent dangers. Safe practices require all clients to listen carefully to and carry out the instructions given by the guides.

 

All equipment meets European Safety Standards. All equipment is checked before and after use and is stored appropriately.

 

Comprehensive safety procedures are in place.

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