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What a hardship is the desert! Blazing Sun, painful sand ridden wind, dry lips and throat, soft sand making each step count for two if not three, 10 kilos of torture on ones back, so why do it! Because a friend once told me “If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re not really living” I said Amen and ever since, only on the edge I find life worth living.

 “Do you need a donkey lady? All the way to Alaska!” With an almost perfect British accent, I received my last donkey ride offer from a local as I walked the remaining miles out of the Siq; the main entrance and exit from the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan. I smiled faintly at the notion of a donkey taking me all the way to Alaska, and said “No, thank… Read More

Friday 2nd  of September, 2016 “15 km/ 10 hours, one way moderate route, near Karak; a narrow sandstone gorge with luxuriant vegetation and six falls, demanding abseiling skills.” Itai Haviv Covered approx 19 – 20 km two ways in 10 hours. Not an easy hike. My third canyon in Jordan/ The Middle East after Mukheiras and Hidan. Scrambling Skills Needed.