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  • Saturday, 04 Feb 2012 1,000 Km 80 day Youth challenge from Salalah to Muscat ends tomorrow!

    The Outward Bound Oman 1,000 Km, 80 day 41st National Day Youth challenge from Salalah to Muscat ends tomorrow! Six young people in two Zaruqas, traditional Omani saling boats from the north of Oman, have spent the last nine days rowing and sailing along the coast from Quriyat.The boats are now...

  • Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 Final stage of 1,000km, 80 day journey about to begin!

    Its all over in ten days, and the Oman Air team are ready to go, but first they have to row and sail two traditional wooden Omani boatsfrom Quriyat to Muscat .....

  • Monday, 16 Jan 2012 Nawras-Shababiah girls team set off from Muscat for leg 7

    A team of six young Omani girls, partnered by Nawras-Shababiah, set off from Muscat today with Instructor Erin Hall,to take over from the Golden Torches Trading girls, who have covered a terrific distance from the sands at Bidiya,to the summit of Salma Plateau.

  • Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 Caledonian College girls demonstrate Omani girl power!

    Supported by Golden Torches Trading, six girls from Caledonian College are now proving that Omani girls can do just as well as the boys! They have beenwalking for six days now, and are currently ascending the Jebel to reach the top of Salma Plateau, where they will hand over to the next all girls...

  • Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 National Bank of Oman team start fifth leg of National Day journey

    The National Bank of Oman team arrived yesterday at the ferry point to Masirah Island, from where they will be heading north along the east coast of the Wahiba Sandsin the footsteps of the famous desert explorer, Bertram Thomas.

  • Monday, 26 Dec 2011 Oman Methanol team approach end of stage four of Salalah-Muscat journey

    Congratulations to the Oman Methanol team, whohave safely reached the north-east area of Masirah Island after several hard days walking around the coastline. A short 12km remains to the ferry point back to the mainland, that they plan to cover later today after a well earned rest this morning.

  • Friday, 16 Dec 2011 PDO team has tough day in Sabkha on National Day Journey

    The PDO team had their toughest day yet yesterday, on day 29 of the Salalah-Muscat journey. Routefinding through the saltflats and sabkha close to Mahoot was extremely difficult, as soft sabkha made direct navigation impossible. Camels had to find their own way around the obstacles, whilst the...

  • Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 Omani Youth rising to the challenge-National Day Journey off to a flying start.

    Omani youth (not to mention the camels!)are rising to the challenge; over 300 km of desert coveredto dateon the 41st National Day journey from Salalah to Muscat. The journey has alreadybeen featured on BBC World Service news-online.

  • Tuesday, 01 Nov 2011 Celestial and desert navigation training course a great success

    The Outward Bound Oman team have just returned to Muscat amidst stormy skies after a very successful two day celestial and desert navigation course run by natural navigation expert Tristan Gooley from UK. Despite lightning, sandstorms and some rain falling close by, theteam was able to acquire a...

  • Thursday, 06 Oct 2011 Outward Bound Oman receives highest award from Outward Bound International

    In front of 300 guests at the recent OB International Symposium in Singapore, His Highness Sayyid Faisal Bin Turki Al Saed, Patron of Outward Bound Oman, was presented with the OBI full licence by chairperson Mary Thomson. His Highness was accompanied by a delegation from Omans consulate in...