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All-women hiking group hopes to break barriers

All-ladies hiking group hopes to break barriers

It is attempting to break the stereotype and encourage ladies from all backgrounds and age to come forward and expertise the joy of adventure sports.

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Samiya Sinan al Gahwari, founder and team leader, Mayzoon Hiking, mentioned this is the very first women’s team to market hiking, mountaineering, camping and swimming in Oman and the GCC. “The team was founded in July last year and consists of 50 members. Around 250 women have shown interest in joining the team. We aim to highlight the abilities and skills of Omani girls and discover new tourist attractions. We hope to support domestic tourism and the national economy.”

Samiya mentioned that the team has currently organised a number of activities more than the final 1 year. “We organised hiking trips to celebrate Omani Women’s Day and 47th National Day. As element of the trips, we visited locations such as Wadi Adai, Riyam village in Muscat, Su’al village in Fanja, Wakan village in Nakhal, Halhal village in Khabourah and Wadi al Sheikh in Dhofar. We also participated in hiking on the Caucasus Mountains in Azerbaijan.

“Forty-seven of us participated in a trip to Wakan village to celebrate the 47th National Day, 62 women walked 12km on the Fanja hiking trail while 25 women took part in the trip to Miabam village.”

Samiya mentioned that the team requirements help in the kind of transportation, security tools and instruction courses. “We welcome anyone who wants to join us. We have set conditions that every member must support cleanliness and respect the Omani customs and traditions, ensuring safety of public and private property and comply with the safety instructions.”

She mentioned that the team prepares any trip in advance. “Before embarking on any trip, we do a detailed study about the route to be taken. We send some members in advance to know about the spot. We even do a verify on the nearby climate situations. If every little thing is okay, then we lastly choose on how several can participate in the expedition.

Mayzoon Hiking prepares an annual strategy to organise trips and announces them at least two weeks in advance. “I hope a lot more ladies will come forward to join us. Walking assists you locate options to several wellness issues and aid to get rid of tension.

“Explore the tourist attractions of Oman by joining us,” Samiya mentioned.

Those who would like to join the group can text their name to 91796617.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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