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HIGHLANDER55: 51km in 3 days from 18 to 20 November 2022
Prepare for an exciting journey as Ras Al Khaimah has multiple eco-systems across its sandy deserts, coastal strips, salt flats, mangroves, and mountains, making it a fascinating place for nature lovers and the perfect playground for adventurers and active lifestyle individuals.
Our Highlander adventure will take place at the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, which is part of the spectacular Hajar mountain range that was formed over 70 million years ago in the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates and Oman. Towering at 1,934m above sea level, Jebel Jais boasts breath-taking vistas and thrilling adventures that will leave you in awe.
Jebel Jais mountain is also home to a number of mountain goats, camels, foxes, wildcats as well as hundreds of bird species. After the early winter rains of November, the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah burst into colour with purple lilies, wild irises and white daisies. The Sidr tree, highly appreciated for its medical use, can also be found in the Wadis. Its pollen also attracts bees that produce excellent mountain honey.
This will be your environment as you take the personal challenge of Highlander in this unique fona and flora. We’re excited and are looking forward to seeing you with us on the trails!
HIGHLANDER Adventures is a self-guided multi-day backpacking experience and a journey to discover the different trails around the world and experiences the local landscape and culture of each country that host’s the HIGHLANDER Adventure. In other words, it is the adventure of a lifetime! Though it is not a race, it is designed to challenge your body and mind. HIGHLANDER has become a global community where participants connect with nature and at the same time meet like-minded adventure enthusiast along the trail.
Early Bird | available until August 10, 2022 | $ 269 USD
Regular | available until October 15, 2022 | $ 323 USD
Last Call | available until November 05, 2022 | $ 378 USD