A WHILE AGO WE WERE APPROACHED BY A PUBLISHING COMPANY THAT IS KEEN TO PUBLISH THE GUIDEBOOK. TO BE ABLE TO GIVE THE PROJECT THE TIME AND ATTENTION IT NEEDED WE DECIDED TO SPEND THE WINTER 2013-14 IN THE SINAI AND AGAIN LATE AUTUMN 2014. TO CONTINUE PUSHING TOWARDS THE PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST CLIMBING GUIDEBOOK TO THE AREA THERE WOULD STILL BE A NEED FOR EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS TO JOIN OUR CLIMBING TEAM. THE NEXT TIME WE ARE HEADING OUT WILL BE EARLY 2016.
INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THIS PROJECT? THEN READ ON…
In recent years Dave Lucas has spent several months a year in Egypt to repeat the existing routes around the village. These include lost routes from the 1930s, first climbed by Comici. But there is still plenty of work left to be done so if you feel like joining him to climb new and existing routes and help tie up the loose ends for the guide book then contact us now.
Click here to download a PDF to learn more about the practicalities.
Over the last 12 years The Expedition Consultancy has gained a vast amount of experience amongst the mountains, wadis, cliffs, canyons, boulders, dunes and people of the Egyptian Sinai Desert. Throughout this time the aim has been very clear; to climb and explore as much as possible so that one day we would have enough information to compile the first climbing guidebook to the area. We have almost achieved this now and hope that latest in 2015 publishing will be well under way.
We managed to get a lot more research and climbing done for the guidebook during the winter months of 2013-14. One of the last main objectives is the large wall of Jebel Naja. It is a sweeping granite wall with a height gain of 500m. It appears to be a slab of a 80 degree wall but overlaps and leaning corners make it much steeper then it appears. Cracks and corners link across the kilometer long face providing unclimbed lines that we expect to go at E3/4 and above. Hot days and cold nights add to the complexity of the wall, so we will be needing a strong team of climbers to tackle this wall.
We are inviting experienced climbers out to the desert to join us and assist with putting up new lines along the face.
The Expedition Consultancy is not using this idea to make money but simply to get help to complete the guidebook project. All you need to do is let us know your flights and we will arrange a taxi to pick you up from the Sharm-el-Sheikh airport and from then on we will split all the costs between the team.
Some images above provided by Mike Hutton Photography