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91 year old Omani inspires youths to trek Jebel Akhdar

91 year old Omani inspires youths to trek Jebel Akhdar

On Friday, he led a group of 233 adventure seekers to trek the imposing Jebel Akhdar mountains. The trek was organised by Al Falaj team in Samail Club below the title ‘In the footsteps of our ancestors’ to market adventure tourism.

“Hashmi’s energy, enthusiasm and resilience are a source of inspiration for all of us. A mountain guide by hobby, he loves taking his grandchildren on such adventure treks,” stated Badour al Salhi, a single of the participants in the Jebel Akhdar trekking occasion.

Badour stated that the 20-member team organises this trekking occasion each and every year. “This event saw 233 youths from different parts of the sultanate trekking 11km, starting from Wadi Halfin in Samail to Jebel Akhdar.”

Badour stated that an additional aim of the team is to spread the significance of workout and physical activities amongst individuals. “With the initiative, we hope to popularise Wadi Halfin and the nearby areas as tourist attractions. Besides, the trekking helped us to know the possible routes our forefathers may have used to reach the remote villages in Jebel Akhdar since the transport system wasn’t as developed then.”

Speaking of the challenges, she stated, “The terrain was a challenging one. We had to use special climbing gear in a few areas. We overcame all challenges through collaboration among team members. An ambulance and a rescue team too was on standby to deal with any kind of emergency.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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