Jebal Misht(Comb Mountain) seen from Jebal Shams (25kilometers away) ....{by Bassam}

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

Jebal 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 (212)

hschwe on June 17, 2013

Herrliche Weite der Landschaft! Fantastische Aufnahme!

Like and Favorite!

Herzliche Grüße vom Niederrhein, Helmut**

Bassam Jayousi on June 18, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


Eliseo.mc on June 18, 2013

Bassam: bonita vista de esta roca (Jebal) en las montañas yemeníes.

LIKE 191.

Saludos de Eliseo.

BritPlom on June 19, 2013

A very nice place!

Great photo!

Like + Fav

Greetings François

Fiorella Zille on June 19, 2013

Wonderful photo! LIKE :)

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on July 20, 2013

Amazing view. LIKE

Dennis Modrzik (Chis… on August 3, 2013

Fantastic view L/F Best wishes,Dennis.

Bassam Jayousi on August 4, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


Buts Yuri on September 21, 2013

Wonderful mountain landscape! LIKE-209 ! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

Jurek Adamski on November 14, 2013

Piękne foto. L

Special mountain and a special view, very well taken. Thanks for image and information as well.

Bassam Jayousi on July 24

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

Best wishes, Bassam


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2011/12/05 11:29:14
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 9.08mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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