Czas  jeden dzień 5 godzin 29 minut

Współrzędne 630

Uploaded 17 kwietnia 2018

Recorded kwietnia 2018

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1 558 m
63 m
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11
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42,18 km

Obejrzane 710 razy, pobrane 37 razy

w pobliżu Baqal, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)

As the weather warms with the onset of the 2018 Summer, this route took on the trek late or trek high summer strategy, with an all-height-gained-must-be-retained mentality. We headed sharply in an upward direction therefore, camping at around 3000'/900m looking down on a picturesque mountain village, and remained high until late afternoon the following day, then dropping height to find some cold pools worthy of a quick swim in the wadi. This made the temperatures still very reasonable throughout. The actual move time for this route was 17 hour 20 mins, at a Moderate pace. With a 4x4 you are able to park as high up as (WP2), which will save around 2 hours of walking. (1 hour each way).

To note: I estimate temperatures in the hajar mountains by taking away 1'C for every 500ft, or 2'C for every 300m gained. This has been really consistent, and won me many a bet!

The difficulty of this route ranged from an Easy Hike to Very Difficult. Lower Wadi Niqab has a track, and is therefore easy. The crux of the route is Middle Wadi Niqab (Reference Heli Hike) between (WP19-25) which I graded the route off. Other 'Difficult' sections are the drop from the village into Niqab (WP14-17) and the Bristly Ridge section (WP5-8). The trek up from Niqab to the village, is a Moderate (WP3-4), and the remainder of the route is Easy.

As is usually the case with these routes, it's probably best used, by being broken into sections and used to create routes of your own, to your own spec, although it can be done as a whole evidently. The route from the wadi to the village is certainly a nice short trek in itself (WP2-4) for example.

This route had 6 sections.

1. WP 01 - 03 - Wadi Niqab Walk in - 1 Hour 30 mins - 5.7km - (200m/650' height gain)
2. WP 03 - 04 - Wadi Niqab up to the Villages - 45 mins - 1.3km - (250m/800’ height gain)
3. WP 04 - 08 - Bristly Ridge - 2 Hours 45 mins - 4.2km - (600m/2000' height gain)
4. WP 08 - 13 - The Plateau, Peak and the Villages - 3 Hours 45 mins - 8km - (500m+ then 400 descent / 1600'+ then 1300' descent)
5. WP 13 - 19 - The descent into Wadi Naqab - 2 Hours 45 mins – 5km – (600m / 2000’ descent)
6. WP 19 - 03 - Wadi Niqab Walk out - 4 Hours 20 – 11km - (350m/1100’ descent)
1. WP 03 - 01 - Wadi Niqab Walk out - 1 Hour 30 mins – 5.7km - (200m/650' descent)
parking

01 - Start/End

zdjęcie

04 - Top of Path

04 - Top of Path
Skrzyżowanie

02 - Track Junction

02 - Track Junction
Waypoint

03 - Bottom of Path

03 - Bottom of Path
zdjęcie

05 - Balcony South End

05 - Balcony South End
Waypoint

06 - Balcony North End

06 - Balcony North End
kamping

07 - Campsite

07 - Campsite
Przełęcz

08 - Col

08 - Col
Waypoint

09 - Village

09 - Village
Przełęcz

10 - Col

10 - Col
Przełęcz

11 - Ridgeline Corner

11 - Ridgeline Corner
szczyt

12 - Double Peak (Minor) - 5102m/1555'

12 - Double Peak (Minor) - 5102m/1555'
Waypoint

13 - Top of Path

13 - Top of Path
Przełęcz

14 - Bend in Path

14 - Bend in Path
Waypoint

15 - Bend in Path

15 - Bend in Path
Waypoint

16 - Bend in Path

16 - Bend in Path
Waypoint

17 - Gulley Bend

17 - Gulley Bend
Waypoint

18 - Bottom of Arete

18 - Bottom of Arete
Waypoint

19 - Wadi Naqab

19 - Wadi Naqab
Waypoint

20 - Big Step

Waypoint

21 - Squeeze

Jaskinia

22 - Step above Cave

22 - Step above Cave
Waypoint

23 - Steps

Jezioro

24 - Pools above Wall

24 - Pools above Wall
Waypoint

25 - Step above Bolder Field

25 - Step above Bolder Field

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