Jebel Shams

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Jabal Shams
Jebel Shams.jpg
Elevation 2,997 to 3,009 m
(9,832 to 9872 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,818 m (9,245 ft)[1]
Ranked 110th
Listing Country high point
Ultra
Translation Mountain of Sun (Arabic)
Location
Jabal Shams is located in Oman
Jabal Shams
Jabal Shams
Location of Jabal Shams in Oman
Location Oman
Range Al Hajar Mountains
Coordinates 23°14′13″N 57°15′50″E / 23.23694°N 57.26389°E / 23.23694; 57.26389Coordinates: 23°14′13″N 57°15′50″E / 23.23694°N 57.26389°E / 23.23694; 57.26389
Climbing
Easiest route (to South Summit) W4 route published by Ministry or Tourism, Oman (Grade 2 / 3) at Trekking Route 3

Jebel Shams Arabic: جبل شمس‎, (mountain of sun) is a mountain located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town. It is the highest mountain of the country and part of Al Hajar Mountains range. It is a popular sightseeing area located 240 km (149 mi) from Muscat. In the summer, temperature is around 20°C (68°F) and in the winter it drops to less than 0°C (32°F).

Summit[edit]

North Summit[edit]

The Jebel Shams true highest point is the North Summit occupied by a military base and is restricted area. As per the Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, the North Summit is 3009 m (9872 ft). [2]

South Summit[edit]

Jebel Shams has a second summit, the South Summit, which is publicly accessible for Trekking via the W4 Trail marked by Ministry or Tourism, Oman as published in Trekking Route 3. The elevation of the second south summit is 2997 m (9832 ft)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jabal ash Sham, Oman". Peakbagger.com.  This prominence value is based on an elevation of 3,018 m.
  2. ^ "Mountains in Oman". website. Ministry of Tourism,Sultanate of Oman. 
  3. ^ "Trekking". website. Ministry of Tourism,Sultanate of Oman. 

External links[edit]

Jebel Shams
The gorge as seen from the summit
A view from the top of Jebel Shams