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Experiences in Oman

Welcome to twenty3 extreme blog about Oman.
In our job we travel across the country looking for hidden most exciting and beautiful spots of our country. Here we share what we have found with you and suggest best places, experience in Oman off the beaten track.

Seventh Hole

The Seventh Hole derives it’s name from being the 7th hole, or access point, found on the plateau. These seven holes access Oman’s largest surveyed cave system. There are literally miles of passageways and chambers carved through the soft limestone, hidden below the surface. It’s very fascinating, and something I only learned about on this most recent trip.

I joined twenty3 extreme for this particular journey because I know nothing about caving or have the experience to safely navigate Oman’s underworld. I needed a guide and they were going with an open group.

twenty3 extreme is Oman’s newest outdoor adventure company providing different kind of adventure activities, offering guided experiences to the sultanate’s most supreme locations. So I was excited to meet them and to see what they had on offer. Besides caving, they offer canyoning, hiking, via ferrata, and kayaking; all with qualified guides.

This particular trip requires nine hours of training, which we all completed as a group. Senior Instructor Joe Daniels made sure we obtained the required skills to safely complete our journey. All the time and effort to prepare was worth it, as the trip is amazing.

So, join me as we abseil into the Seventh Hole, explore deep underground in the bowels of the Salmah Plateau, and claw our way back to the surface.

Written by D.Michael