Ascent of Jebel al Harim on 2016-12-06
|Others in Party:||Denise Mclellan -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 6, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Jebel al Harim|
| Elevation:||6847 ft / 2086 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe depart at first light but the day doesn’t get off to a good start when a farmer drives across the valley in 4x4 to challenge us apparently thinking we might be rustling his goats, once we explain we’re climbing the mountain he leaves happy.
Enjoyable route up the broken rock of the N face reaches summit plateau with buildings and radome. Open gate in fenced enclosure accesses summit area where millitary personel offered us a lift we couldn't refuse back to the Khasab Airforce base for questioning. Back at the base we explained the concept of Prominence and World Ultra mountains, had our sketch maps copied, were provided with drinks, offered lunch and after agreeing not to climb Jebel Harim again allowed to leave. Apparently despite the lack of any signage this is a 'restricted area' and we shouldn't have been there.
The highest point of the mountain is currently a building site and about 80m S of, and on ground about 3m higher, than the radome.
Jebel al Harim from A'Saye (2016-12-06). Photo by Richard Mclellan.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3130 ft / 954 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||6749 ft / 2057 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||28.4 mi / 45.7 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Hot out of shaddow
| Gain on way in:||3130 ft / 954 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.5 km|
| Route:||Valley and N face|
| Start Trailhead:||A'Saye 3717 ft / 1132 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 50 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||6749 ft / 2057 m|
| Distance:||25 mi / 40.2 km|
| Route:||Service Road by Army 4x4|
| End Trailhead:||Khasab airforce base 98 ft / 29 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 5 Minutes|
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