It irks me to have to say this; but it appears that these days we are breeding a generation of people that can't take responsibility for themselves, and if they get in trouble, or hurt themselves, they look for someone else to blame!
For those people: PLEASE TAKE NOTE; I CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILTY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT YOU MAY SUFFER WHEN FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THESE WEB PAGES. YOU GO AT YOUR OWN RISK!! IF YOU ARE UNSURE, THEN MAYBE YOU'D BE BETTER STAYING AT HOME. BE IN NO DOUBT; LEADING A FULLFILLING, ADVENTUROUS LIFE CAN SOMETIMES BE DANGEROUS.
My apologies to the rest of you for whom that was obvious! Take care and have a great life.
Climb Jebel Yibir
The highest point in the UAE - "Now
not a lot of people know that!"
The United Arab Emirates Coastline
- in a Lugger!
Read about how Bill Dibb sailed the complete
coastline of the UAE, single-handed, in his Drascombe Lugger sailboat.
Climb Jabal Ghawil
Stand on top of this giant landmark.
Above Wadi Khabb
Extract yourself from that groove and see
what you've been missing!
Find out how to get out and about during
the UAE summer.
Salalah Fact Sheet
Bare facts about planning a trip to Salalah.
Climb Jebel Qatar!!
Put nose to rock in this unique area.
Jebel Qatar Update
Kiss the summit and visit the bird hide on
this rough diamond.
An extra dimension to Wadi Khabb Shamsi.
Climb Jebel Qihwi
An epic hike in the the wild and wonderful
Climb Jebel Rawdah
Get to know a very shapely jebel.
Climb Jebel Sumayni
Get yourself a birds-eye view - sand meets
Jebel Rawda Rocks
A trip to Salalah
The BIG trip.
This is my adventure area. As long as I can remember I've had an
adventurous nature. As a kid I explored London in my summer holidays,
I studied maps before we went on family holidays, and led my parents
up muddy tracks in the Cornish countryside. I loved exploring and
my family enjoyed the mystery tours which became a part of our family
I loved maps, I still do, and I've built up quite a collection
over the years. I rarely go anywhere new without first buying and
studying a map. I try to imagine what places will be like by poring
over the maps, but thankfully the reality is usually a surprise,
and visiting a new place usually beats what the the maps show. When
GPS receivers became available, I spent a fortune and became one
of the first to own one. GPS has come a long way since those early
days, and my first Magellan unit is a bit of a dinosaur, but now
my current unit does everything and goes on all my trips.
I just have to know what's round the next bend, and it's that basic
desire that has lead me all over the world in search of adventure.
In my quest I've learned to scuba dive, learned to sail, donned
boots and rucksack, taken our off-road vehicles to places many people
would hesitate to go, and camped out in the most amazing places.
I've had a long affair with Nepal, and I've dedicated a separate
section about that amazing country. Fortunately, my wife Liz is
just as passionate about exploring as I am, and we're always looking
forward to our next trip!
Unsurprisingly, all this exploring has led to an interest in nature
and natural history. While scuba diving, I got pretty good at tropical
fish, we haven't quite got the hang of things botanical yet, but
in recent years we've taken a great interest in our feathered friends,
and although we've got a great deal of catching up to do, we've
made great progress over a short period of time.
So here in my Discovery Pages, you'll find bits and pieces about
exploration, as well as things about my related interests mentioned
Come with me now and find out about climbing Jebel
Sumayni a mountain in the Arabian Peninsula, or Jebel
Rawdah near Hatta, or maybe try Jebel
Qihwi in the Mussandam, or explore one of the other links at
the top of the page.
© Roy L Richards 2012
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