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Ascent of Al Galail on 2009-06-12

Climber: Trevor Purchase

Date:Friday, June 12, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Al Galail
    Location:Qatar
    Elevation:338 ft / 103 m

Ascent Trip Report

This country high point is located approximately 150km from the capital city, Doha. The summit is about 1.5km from the paved road and is found on a small hill that is detached from the main plateau.

This peak is located inside an area that is used for military training exercises, according to some locals I spoke with. I also saw spent shell casings on the ground. There are some new signs at this location indicating that it is an "Observation Point". However, none of the signs indicate that access to the area is restricted. If you venture into this area, make sure that there are no military activities taking place at that time!

The area is isolated and there is little in the way of fueling stations or other services after leaving Doha. The border with Saudi Arabia is about 10km away.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm



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