Return to the Himalaya

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In a few days, I’ll be returning to Kathmandu. It will be the 3rd time I’ve led a group on Cho Oyu, 8201m. The 6th highest mountain in the world.

Last time we had a weather window and were lucky with great views from the summit.

You can follow progress on the following links –

https://www.instagram.com/seanjdjames/

and

http://www.jagged-globe.co.uk/news/

 

Thanks to Thuraya and CygnusTelecom in Dubai for supporting all communications with an XT Pro satphone and IP+

http://www.thuraya.com/

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Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain

Looking down on the Green Mubazzaarah from Jebel Hafeet

The hike up Jebel Hafeet from the Green Mubazzarah is stunning

The desert and rock formations are slowly revealed

The summit is over 1200m and the temperature difference is noticeable

Modern day ships of the desert

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A group of “sand bikers” in the desert near Liwa on the border with Saudi Arabia

الربع الخالي or The Empty Quarter is the 2nd largest sand desert in the world

The dunes are up to 250m in height

The Hatta Dams, UAE

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Not all of the UAE is desert

Exploring around the beautiful Hatta area today

Water makes an adventure so much more pleasant

Fossil Rock, UAE

Hiking in the desest
Hiking in the UAE desert

Another great group last weekend

Here hiking on the amazing features of Fossil Rock in the UAE

Views over the Arabian desert, the cityscape of Dubai and towards the Hajar Mountains in the East

Walking with Boomba and Dingo in the Hajars

Doggies in the mountains

Covered an excellent event for OutdoorUAE this weekend

K9 Friends, a kennel for foster dogs in Dubai encouraged people to get outside with their doggy friends

We had these 2 beauties for the whole week, Boomba and Dingo and they definitely loved camping and hiking

Here in the Hajar Mountains near Ras al Khaimah and the border of Musandam, Oman

The Hajar Mountains, UAE

The Hajar Mountains

It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone enjoys a day out in the mountains

Here 2 women looking out from the UAE to the border of Oman

This weekend we took 6 Arabic ladies hiking in the beautiful Hajar Mountains