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Warm up Hike - Wadi Al Shafra (Blade) - Moderate to Advance

Hosted by the Consul of the Ras Al-Khaimah Outdoor & Sports Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 29 Nov 06:00 - 15:30

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Hello Hikers!

This is one of an amazing hikes we will have.

NOTE: This hike is not for beginners or mid level hikers, THIS is for high level experienced hikers with HIGH level of FITNESS who used to do long hours hikes in the region.

This hike was based around exploring blade canyon, and it's certainly worth it. Blade Canyon for me is now among the best i have seen in the region. It is just endlessly filled with varied and exciting drops, scrambles, pools, inspirational views, greenery and perfect lighting.

----Below are more information about this Canyon:

From top to bottom I have named the key features in the following order (As best as I can remember! There was so much to take in!)

1. The Ugly Step - This a 45 meter abseil, in three stages.

2. Just around the corner is 'Bowl Step', a large plunge pool area. This involves a moderately exposed scramble to the right hand side (looking down the wadi).

3. Slate Steps - lots of horizontal lines, hence the name, make another step just after Bowl Step. Easy scramble down the center.

4. A long straight section of the wadi sits between Slate Step and Razor Step. You can see all the way down the wadi and the cliffs on the other side of wadi Bih. This section has some large bolders that require clambering over, and it is by no means an easy walk.

More will be briefed on the meeting point later.

Make sure to bring the proper gear for this trip.

Let me know if you have any question.