On August 30, 1958, Flight Lt Owen Watkinson of the British Royal Air Force crashed his De Havilland Venom onto the Saiq Plateau of Jebal Akhdar, Oman. For many years this crash was thought to be a fallen Huey helicopter by the locals, but thanks to research by Professor Laurence Garey, we now know more. What was a British fighter/bomber doing in Omani airspace? Why did it crash?
I always wanted to try out a via ferrata, and it finally happened with a visit to Oman’s newest via ferrata at the Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel. A via ferrata is a protected climbing route, and Jebal Akhdar is one of the most beautiful places in Oman. Mix the two together to make a memorable adventure in the mountains.