Jebal Misht{Comb Mountain} seen from Jebal Shams{Sun Mountain} - Oman ....{by Bassam}

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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 (106)

Bassam Jayousi on July 29, 2013

Silvano, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


Cumizebica on August 5, 2013

Very beautiful picture of the mountain landscape , L !

Best regards

Slavisa

JarekH (No Views) on November 23, 2013

monumental view L, best wishes, Jarek

Valentin Lebrat on April 11

A great photo of this desertic mountain, like

Bassam Jayousi on April 23

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

Best wishes, Bassam


rod bally on May 5

An awe-inspiring mountain, beautifully captured! L&F. Best wishes, Rod

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 7, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2011/12/05 11:29:21
    • 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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