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Wilderness Trekking Oman Talk & Book Launch

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Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports

10-12 Southampton Street

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Join us and author John Edwards for the launch of his book Wilderness Trekking Oman this March. John will accompany the launch of this practical guide with a talk about the current lifestyle and history of the farmers and semi-nomadic pastoral goat herders whom he met while exploring the mountains during his sixteen year assignment to the Sultanate of Oman.

This winter weekend exploration was in the Al Hajar Al Gharbi to the west and Al Hajar Ash Sharqi mountains to the east of his home in Muscat. John's ambition is to encourage walkers into these mountains to support the new Omani mountain village B&B industry that will sustain what remains of these once thriving historic settlements.

John will share practical tips and his knowledge of what you will see on this 209km walk that reaches the 2999m summit of Jabal Shams. It follows a mountain spine into remote dry valleys, called wadis, where impregnable cliffs have precluded road construction and electricity transmission. This has preserved the Arabian mountain lifestyle that has existed for centuries. For a preview visit www.hajarhiking.com/










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