Aridity, Roughness! .. Raw Nature!! ....{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 (531)

Ольга Лонщакова on September 8, 2013

Fantastic view. Really like. Best regards, Olga.

Piotr Wojdyła on September 12, 2013

Nice view and good shot. ----- Like 510 -----

Have a nice day,


bassam jayousi on October 9, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam

aper turix on October 22

Impressive Landscape and excellent composition!
F255 + L518
Greetings, Aperturix

Sirka on November 11

Spectacular view!L522

mg1744 on November 12

Aridity, roughness and raw nature also makes for a very powerful photo Bassam. Favorite260.

Greetings from the USA, Mark

bassam jayousi on November 12

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

Greetings, Bassam

H. Lotfi-Azad on November 16

Fantastic mountain view and photography ,,,


Theodosios Tziomakas on February 10

Breathtaking view. Like 524 + Fav 259

Popescu Bogdan on March 2


Greetings Bogdan

Gunda Wolfgang on March 17

Like 2009/01/09 16:37:21

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 27, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by bassam jayousi
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z75
    • Taken on 2009/01/09 16:37:21
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash