Ascent of Jabal Bil Ays-West Peak on 2018-11-23

Climber: Rob Aitchison

Date:Friday, November 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Jabal Bil Ays-West Peak
    Location:United Arab Emirates/Oman
    Elevation:5249 ft / 1599 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was allowed to hike the road up. However once I was in the large parking lot where the workers camp must have been I was summoned over to the guard shack leading up to the Sheikhs residence. I tried my very best friendly manner but was told no. The two guards did allow me to go over to the edge by their shack and look down into the valley. They also offered me some juice.

I headed back the way I came and stopped for a snack. That's when I noticed that my pack had come unzipped and my passport was just about to fall out and my wallet was gone! I retraced my steps back to the guard shack and just past the gate was my wallet. The two guards said I must be a good man to have such luck. They gave me two more juices and sent me on my way.

If I attempt this peak again I would either try from the Omani side or when you hit the big parking lot stay way too the left to avoid the guard shack. Still a beautiful area.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5249 ft / 1599 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5249 ft / 1599 m
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics

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