Some things are worth waiting for

Climbing Idwal Balata Sakhria in Musandam Words + Photos By: Mike Nott It’s said that patience is a virtue. But sometimes, it’s not by choice and it can be the source of much angst. In 2007, while travelling in the Musandam, Oman with my family, I caught sight of an...

An 18-month obsession

Words + Photos: Pete Aldwinckle Many climbing related articles have little of interest for non-climbers as the focus are often technical climbing details and use of jargon such as crimp, crush, send, sloper and similar. However, the majority of people will relate to...

Scaling Jebel Shams

Words + Photos: Gary Edwards I started from the wadi (start of the W4 footpath) at approximately 4:30 a.m. and 24°C. I made my way to the canyon edge using the head torch. On previous visits to Jebel Shams, the moonlight has been excellent, but I wasn’t so lucky on...