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10 must-knows about the world’s deepest cave Krubera Voronya

By |May 21st, 2020|Abkhazia, Adventure, Caving, Sport|

ONE: The first thing you need to know about Krubera Voronya, it no longer holds the title of the deepest cave. BUMMER! Now I have to change all the titles of my stories. It lost the title to its neighboring cave Veryovkina cave when team Perovo-speleo (led by Pavel Demidov and Ilya Turbanov) managed to finish its exploration reaching a depth of -2,212m, only 16 meters deeper. Can you [...]

Top 5 caves I explored in Oman

By |May 7th, 2020|Adventure, Caving, Oman|

“Wait, what! There are caves in Oman?”, this is the reaction I often get when I tell someone I explore caves in Oman. Followed by “but it is a desert”...  Oman has one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, rich in its geological history dating back for more than 600 million years. This mountain range, called Hajjar mountains, holds a 3,000m mountain called Jabal Shams (aka the [...]

I survived a Deadly Viper bite – update

By |May 6th, 2020|Adventure, Inspirational Stories, Motivation|

A viper similar to the one that bit me Back in November 2015, I survived a deadly viper bite. A battle I miraculously won after spending 3 nights in intensive care, hanging onto life by a thin thread. The venomous snake took me by surprise, yes, me out of all people, was caught off-guard by this little marvelous creature. It was a little baby Saw scaled viper, [...]

3 wise tricks to do during the Lock-Down

By |March 28th, 2020|Inspirational Stories, Motivation, Sport|

Great, you are here now, that means you are ready to find out the breakthrough of the century. BEHOLD! I am about to dump some wisdom on you that will blow your mind… Do you feel it? did you feel the wisdom? Well, of course not! I have no wisdom nor a breakthrough to hand you. And if you are in hunt of such content, you probably will never [...]

Shawka Pools

By |March 5th, 2020|Adventure, Hiking, UAE|

I first visited Shawka Pools back in 2014, when my local friend took us to this beautiful place. We were dune bashing not far away from Shawka when Hassan suggested to take us for a quick dip to clean off the sand. I was scepticale about what I heard, but curious to know about it. So off we went, and to my surprise, it was one of the very [...]

Wadi Shawka Route

By |February 24th, 2020|Adventure, Hiking, Sport, UAE|

I finally managed to hike Wadi Shawka route. For some reason this route was never appealing to me. But recently, I decided with my pregnant wife to explore this route based on its reputation for being easy with beautiful views. And to my surprise, I actually did like Wadi Shawka route. I liked what they (guessing it is Visit Ras Al Khaima) have done to the place, how they [...]

Wadi Ghalilah Hike

By |February 9th, 2020|Adventure, Hiking, trekking, UAE|

Wadi Ghalila is situated in UAE's Northern mountains, in the heart of Jebel Jais, part the infamous outdoor playground Ras Al Khaima. The Wadi Ghalila hike is relatively new path, that links the bottom of the valley to the upper part of Jebel Jais. The Path: I have never finished the hike of Wadi Ghalilah for a reason or another, but the path is straightforward and easy [...]

Wadi Al Nakhr

By |August 30th, 2019|Adventure, Canyoning, Oman, Sport|

Wadi Nakhr in Jabal Shams is known for its breathtaking scenery. If you ever hiked the Jabal Shams summit or the Balcony routes, you probably have noticed the Grand Canyon of Oman and its enormous arch. This Grand Canyon is Wadi Al Nakhr. Nakhr is an old village situated at the bottom of the mountain hidden in a small oasis down the canyon. Its habitants have only recently abandoned [...]

Wadi Shab

By |August 17th, 2019|Adventure, Canyoning, Hiking, Oman, Sport|

Wadi Shab is pretty much the most famous canyon in Oman. It is the go-to, and the must visit canyon of Oman. Whether you are a thrill seeker, casual adventurer or just wana chill in a cool place, this canyon is for you. And the best part of it, it is a great place to spend a day with your kids . Basically, this canyon is the right taste [...]

Wadi Saada

By |July 20th, 2019|Adventure, Canyoning, Oman, Sport|

Wadi Saada is unique to its constant flowing water. It is also part of the infamous Wadi Al Muaiden, known for its dam where picnic goers gather. Don’t let this non-technical canyon deceive you for being an easy one. Wadi Saada should be taken seriously amongst the medium to hard canyons for 2 reasons: For constantly having to climb your way around boulders. You will spend a significant amount [...]