A guide to treks and climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan, one of the world's leading desert climbing and trekking areas. The book includes thorough visiting information and an extensive selection of explorations, treks and climbs both trad and sport, at all grades. Includes all massifs in Rum plus outlying areas.

Seasons

Spring and autumn are the norm, with pleasant weather. Summer is for masochists who don’t need water; winter can be very cold and sometimes wet.

Centres

Aqaba is closest. Amman is far to the north. No hotels in Rum; these are outside in the Aqaba and Petra areas. Campsite, plus villages of Rum, Rashdiya and Quweirah.

Difficulty

Treks, camel and 4WD journeys, plus trad and sports climbs throughout the grade range.

Must See

Rum is stunning with its enormous red cliffs and canyons - 'vast, echoing and godlike' said TE Lawrence. Petra makes a rather brilliant rest day.
ISBN
9781852842543
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Published
1 May 1997
Reprinted
16 Sep 2014
Edition
Fourth
Pages
240
Size
21.0 x 14.8 x 1.5cm
Weight
470g
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Tony Howard

​Tony Howard started climbing in 1953 and was on the first ascent (simultaneous to a Norwegian team) of Europe's tallest and steepest north face, the Troll Wall, in 1965. He became a British Mountaineering Council guide that year and founded Troll Climbing Equip, soon to be one of the world's leading brands of climbing equipment. He designed the world's first rock climber’s sit harness – the template for most of today's designs.

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