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Object Title: Musandam

Image Type(s): Hiking


Page By: PeteThompson

Created/Edited: Sep 4, 2010 / Sep 4, 2010

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Musandam is a rocky and mountainous peninsula in Oman south of the Strait of Hormuz. Musandam is known for its many beautiful inlets known as khors. One such inlet is Khor Ash Sham, which is 16 kilometres long and surrounded by rugged peaks. These peaks and the small fishing villages on the shores of the khor are only accessible by boat.

It’s only two hour’s drive from Ras Al Khaimah where I live in the United Arab Emirates to the Omani port of Khasab, close to the entrance to Khor Ash Sham. In May 2009 Ben Ranson and I set off from Khasab in sea kayaks and spent the next five days climbing the three highest peaks surrounding Khor Ash Sham: Jebel Sham (888m), Karun Sibi (937m) and Jebel Nazifi (789m). Not surprisingly we didn’t encounter any other hikers, although the locals were very friendly.

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EricChuVery nice shots!


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I enjoyed zapping through this album!
Posted Sep 4, 2010 2:54 pm

PeteThompsonRe: Very nice shots!


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Thanks Eric. It's an interesting area but a bit hazy at that time of year.
Posted Sep 5, 2010 5:25 am

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