Wadi Shahha Canyon
SUNDAY 27TH NOV: 08:00AM - 12:00PM
- 200 UAE dirhamsAED 200
- Hajar Mountains
SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 08:00AM - 12:00PM This canyon is a great introduction to the sport of dry canyoneering, particularly if you have never done this before. After hiking the 4x4 track from the main road, approximately 15min, you will then weave and scramble through and around the river bed boulders of the wadi as it gentle rises, to meet the ridge line edges of the wadi above. There will be a practise session for you to get your descending skills honed, before a walk across the top of the main wadi, where you will have amazing views of the surrounding mountains, to the main tributary, where the abseils that descend back down to the main wadi begin. Here there are 3 abseils to tackle, each with their own obstacles to overcome. The final abseil is approximately 25m descent to the main wadi below. What will you need to join this hike; Hat or cap: To protect you from the effects of the sun, stop you cooking your brains & keep you looking young? Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from the UV rays and dust particles. DID YOU KNOW...! MOST accidents in the mountains can be traced back to individuals not wearing appropriate eye wear. Either they could not see properly due to the strength of the sun or they wear not wearing their normal glasses & could not focus properly on the trail, causing them to have accidents...! T-Shirt or long sleeved shirt: Breathable/moisture/sweat wicking/quick drying - LIGHT WEIGHT. Light colours are usually best. Shorts or long trousers: Breathable/moisture/sweat wicking/quick drying - NO JEANS OR DENIM Sports Trainers/Hiking Shoes: As we are on a trail your regular running/gym trainers are just fine. As long as they have good grip on the sole, are able to be tightened up & hold your feet in place & have a covered toe & heal. (NO SLIP ON SHOES - MUST HAVE A FASTENING SYSTEM). Sandals, Flip-Flops, Crock etc etc are NOT PERMITTED Back Pack: You will need a small, back pack style (two padded shoulder straps) bag to carry your water, snacks phone/charger in for the day. Water: You must bring a minimum of 3 LITRES of water: You will need a lot of water to stay hydrated & fully functioning. Safety for you & your fellow hikers is our top priority. Electrolytes: Any from of electrolyte is good - You do not need High Energy Drinks. Food: Bring your own food &snacks. You know what you like best. Healthy, low sugar- high carbohydrate snacks are usually best. Medical Form: Complete & Return to HMA
**Booking, Cancellation, and Attendance Policy** 1. **Course Duration and Timings:** - Single-day activities vary in duration: approx. 3 hours (introductory), approx. 4-5 hours (intermediate), approx. 5-7 hours (advanced). - Workshops span 2 days,. - Certified courses are 4 days (usually 2 weekends) with 4 online sessions in the evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. - All activities commence at 7 am. 2. **Booking Advance Notice:** - All participants are required to book at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled activity or course start time. 3. **Instructor-Client Ratio:** - Each session will have 1 fully certified instructor for every 10-15 clients. This will depend on the activity and the location taking place. 2 instructors may sometimes be required for certain activities. 4. **Booking Window:** - Participants can book as soon as the activity or course becomes available. 5. **Payment Method and Timing:** - Only online payments are accepted, and each participant must book and pay 24 hours before the activity or course. 6. **Cancellation and Rescheduling:** - Participants must provide a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel an activity or course. - No refunds are issued; instead, rescheduling to the next available date for that same activity or course is allowed. - Failure to attend the rescheduled activity date renders the booking place unavailable to the participant. Any and all refunds will not be permitted. 7. **Minimum Participation Requirements:** - Single-day activities require a minimum of 4 participants. - Certified RAKTDA courses require a minimum of 3 participants. - Skills workshops require a minimum of 1 participant. 8. **Cancellation Reasons and Evidence:** - Any nonattendance must be supported by evidence. - Medical reasons require an official, stamped, and authorized medical note from a registered UAE doctor. - Lateness, social engagements, or non-medical reasons are not considered valid for rescheduling without 48 hours notice. 9. **Medical Questionnaire and Health Considerations:** - All participants must complete a medical questionnaire. - Participants must have sufficient fitness and health to attend their chosen activity. - If fitness or health is in question, an official medical note is required to confirm eligibility. 10. **Attendance Tracking:** - Attendance is based on the number of participants present at the scheduled start time. - Participants arriving late are issued a warning and allowed no more than 10 minutes maximum. - Exceeding the 10-minute limit without providing 48 hours' notice is considered a no-show with no rescheduling or refund. Please read and understand this policy carefully before booking. We are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated.