the majestic Jebal Misht {comb mountain} - Oman

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Elevation (feet):6857 , (meters):2090

Jebel Misht is one of Arabia's most imposing peaks. Standing in relative solitude at the heart of the Al Akhdar Range, its south-southwest wall rises vertically for over 1000 metres and presents some of the most sustained and demanding rock climbing on the Arabian peninsula. Still largely unexplored, the southern approach was first climbed in 1979 by a French party under the leadership of Raymond Renaud. Routes from the north involve strenuous walking and occasional hands-on scrambling on sharp, abrasive limestone. Allow some four hours to reach the huge summit ridge which sweeps roughly east-west for more than 4KM. Temperatures of 45 to 53 C are common throughout the summer, and for most of the year, making climbing anywhere in Oman a serious undertaking. There is no standing or running water on Jebel Misht. Flash-floods in the winter months, from November to February, can present risks - be careful where you pitch your tent! Jebel Misht is also a recognised sanctuary for the Arabian Tahr, a rare breed of mountain goat.

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Comments (150)

Lloret on December 27, 2012

very nice mountain, LIKE

Kastl on January 2, 2013

L 108, F 52, looks very great!

REmiasz on March 27, 2013

Beautiful mountain view and picture. Like. Greetings Remek.

Bassam Jayousi on March 27, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


樋口友克 on June 23, 2013

巨大なテーブルのようです。 7月に私は日本アルプスに行く予定です。 日本で富士山に次いで高い山に登るつもりです。 写真、UPLOADいたしますので是非ご覧ください。

(o・∀・)b゙

Rafl on September 20, 2013

ILIKE for pink montaine.rafl

Bassam Jayousi on September 20, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam


pierreguyane on October 9, 2013

Super paysage,très belle photo Like salutations et merci de vos visites.Pierre

Marcos ACF on December 7, 2013

beautiful photo, greetings from the Brazil.

Bassam Jayousi on December 9, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 1, 2010
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 11:09:13
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 19.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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