Friday, January 18, 2008

Breaking in the new hiking shoes...

...on the slopes of Jebel Jenas in Ras Al Khaimah. It's a moderately difficult 5-hour trek, say the good folks at Mountain Extreme.

Moderate or difficult, we'll find out tomorrow.


Update: The trek was both moderate and difficult. I could swear the incline was 75 degrees in places. And in places, following a goat track at the edge of the precipice was thrilling. But best was the silence, where you could hear even the flapping of a bird's wings... Pics and update will follow.

2 comments:

the silence said...

....and how you will miss that on the climb next month!

Anonymous said...

hey good luck and hope you conquer the peak and more ...thinking of you ...also the evil witch in my work existence has been asked to leave :-). love the rat

ps: don't forget to tell the mountain what you want