We are heading down the Seventh Hole cave, Situated on the Selmeh Plateau above Wadi Tiwi in the Eastern Hajar Mountains and at an altitude of 1300m. It takes roughly three hours to get here from Muscat.
This is for real!
The night in the cave will challenge you physically, mentally, emotionally and give you a taste of a hard-core cave exploration.
Build up your courage and rappel 120m into the darkness with the moon light barely reaching inside the cave.
The main chamber is so large, the light from your head torch barely scratches the walls and the acoustics are amazing. Once we have explored enough, we settle for a night’s rest in one of the cave’s chambers.
Our adventure resumes with sunrise. There is much more to come as you head into a narrow tunnel that will get you scrambling through small passages and over boulders in complete darkness, only aided by your headlight and body strength. Shortly, the tunnel opens up to a small balcony carved by nature some 40m above the cave floor. This chamber is lit with natural light from a small opening above. This is where we will exit the cave.
We abseil down to the bottom only to start our 80m climb out of the cave. Series of climbs will test your stamina and skills. Multiple re-belays, dozens of karabiners hanging off your harness and 3 ropes to figure out will get you confused and uneasy at first. However, the thrill and excitement will take over as you make your way up.
As we are out we make a short trek to the cars and are ready to head back.
To make sure you are ready for the adventure we will be running 3x3-hour sessions in Muscat.
This experience is absolutely wild. It will take you from an intense adrenaline rush, to relief and absolute pride and sense of accomplishment that you will remember for a long time. Until your next adventure with us.
The adventure starts at sunset as we drive towards the Eastern Hajar mountain range and up a steep and winding graded road towards the Selmeh Plateau. We enjoy a picnic dinner to fuel ourselves for a challenging descent and start the abseil. Once down, we roll out our mats, get into sleeping bags in the cave’s tunnel of a night’s rest in quite and cool. We will aim to start our descent with sunrise to be up on the surface before the air gets too hot. The then make a drive back to Muscat.