Cradle Mountain & the Walls of Jerusalem

My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.

We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.

Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!

So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.

Wayne and Simon C. | Mosman, Australia
 

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The Sultanate of Oman is a coastal plain at the southeast tip of the Arabian peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Oman's diverse geography includes rugged coasts, placid beaches, craggy mountains, salt flats, oases and deserts.

Oman is roughly the same size as England and lies on the north-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula bordering the United Arab Emirates in the north, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the west and Republic of Yemen in the south-west.

The northern part of the country is dominated by the mountain range Jebel Akhdar which includes the 3000m Jebel Shams. The north-eastern slopes of these mountains form a fertile plain, the Batinah, along the Gulf of Oman. This is where most of Oman’s estimated 1.5 million people live and where Muscat is located.

“Since leaving Arabia, I have travelled among the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush, the mountains of Kurdistan and the marshes of Iraq.  I have seen some of the most magnificent scenery in the world and have lived among tribes who are interesting and little known.  None of these places has moved me as did the deserts of Arabia.  Those 5 years I spent with the Bedouin were the most important of my life.”  Postscript by Wilfred Thesiger in Arabian Sands.


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The Weather in Oman

With the exception of Dhofar region, which has a light monsoon climate and receives cool winds from the Indian Ocean, the climate of Oman is extremely hot and dry most of the year. Summer begins in mid-April and lasts until October. The highest temperatures are registered in the interior, where readings of more than 50° C in the shade are common.

Muscat is hot and humid from mid-March until October and pleasantly warm from October to March. In the southern Salalah area, humid weather with temperatures approaching 30°C (90°F) is common even in December. The Salalah area gets drenched by monsoon rains from June to September.

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