Jebel Misht

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Jebel Misht

This mountain is a climbing and hiking hub for locals and expats. Located on the edge of the Empty Quarter, it’s one of the highest vertical peaks in Oman, jutting up 1,200 metres high.Jebel Misht is one of Arabia's most imposing peaks. Standing in relative solitude at the heart of the Al Akhdar Range, its south-southwest wall rises vertically for over 1000 metres and presents some of the most sustained and demanding rock climbing on the Arabian peninsula.

Temperatures of 45 to 53 C are common throughout the summer, and for most of the year, making climbing anywhere in Oman a serious undertaking. There is no standing or running water on Jebel Misht. Flash-floods in the winter months, from November to February, can present risks - be careful where you pitch your tent!

Jebel Misht is also a recognised sanctuary for the Arabian Tahr, a rare breed of mountain goat.