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Summit Training: Sal Route, RAK

  • Ras Al Khaima UAE (map)

Training for a big climb this summer? 

Sal Route will help prepare you for summit night.


As you know there are not many hills in Dubai, and those of training for climbing mountains need them to train!!!

This route offers us the option to walk at night as its just a road up a very very big hill that will take 2 hours to reach the top, and 1 hour to come down. Its huge. Its tough. You will still need to be drinking lots of water! (We drank 2-3 liters average) Since you will have to carry 3 KG in your pack while climbing virtually any mountain on earth, this is also great training.

It is limited to 15 people and you must be signed up in advance and must complete the liability waiver.

YOU MUST HAVE A HEAD TORCH. Or you can buy one from UAET for 100dh. We are sure that you feel that your phone is a great way to watch your steps, but it does not allow anyone else to see YOU in the dark.

The hike is in RAK, 1.5 hours from Dubai. Its quite a hike from Abu Dhabi, 3 hours, but if you want a group to train up a huge hill with, it's a great opportunity!



Hikerโ€™s Responsibility:

  • Proper hiking boots with ankle support

  • 3L of water/snacks

  • Head torch

  • Comfortable clothes