Rock Climbing at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort will Scare and Excite You

By Team GQ Middle East
29 November 2018
Oman, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
This weekend you should scale a rock face at a luxury hotel

You can only lounge around the city for so long. Sometimes, an adventure off the beaten track is required, a test of nerve and skill that comes with a jaw-dropping cliff-top view for company. For those looking for escape, the rock climbing via feratta course at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman, could well be the perfect destination to live out your weekend warrior ambitions.

Meaning “iron road” in Italian, the via ferrata course comprises a series of steel cables that wrap around the mountain side, offering an unsurpassed view of the vast valley from an exhilarating, and previously inaccessible. Just pick the level of difficulty you want to go at and enjoy (Personally, we always stick around the 'mild panic' level.)

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

One of the highest peaks in the Middle East, The Ultimate Jabal Activity Wall thrill isn't restricted to the climb, though, but also the ziplines that help you speed across the jagged cliffs and valleys once you've reached the top.

Of course, should scaling a mountain not be your idea of a great time, you're happily situated in one of the Middle East's finest resorts, so while everybody else is getting strapped into a harness, you can always wander off and enjoy a treatment at the spa, or a few drinks by the pool.

But if you're here for the thrill, then more power to you. The good part is that you don't need to be an andrenalin seeking maniac to enjoy this. The via feratta experience can be tailored to first-time climbers and experienced climbers alike, and the truth is, it's a geniunely fun experience.

Just don't look down, yeah?