Climbing Um Fruth - the natural rock bridge

Trip Start Jan 19, 2010
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Trip End Jan 26, 2010


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dear Blog,

Jumping in the jeep, we then proceeded going up several huge reddish coloured sanddunes, around several high elevated granite peaks before making another stop at a magnificent natural rock bridge called the Um Fruth.  The beauty of it was spectacular.  Right there, I felt so small standing right next to these huge imposing rocks in this immense space.  It felt as if we were little fishes in a huge aquarium with gigantic weathered rocks all around us as decorations.  Amazing! 

Looking up to the top of the natural rock bridge, I was tempted to climb it.  However, the angle of the rock was quite steep.  Should I or should I not try to climb it all the way to the top?  It didn't take me very long to decide once Ali convinced me that he climbed it everyday and would help me do it.  By then, Michel was already halfway up.  

Giving my hand to Ali, he pulled me up the huge steep rocky mountain with one hand while with his other hand, held his long grey robe halfway to his knees.  Looking down at Ali's shoes, they looked quite slippery compared to my hiking boots but expert as he was, after several minutes we reached the top of the bridge without any problems. 

T aking my breath, I was by then quite proud of myself having achieved it.   Michel and I then followed Ali to the middle of the bridge where I handed him my camera.  It was picture time!  Off he went like a speedy little rabbit down the cliff in a matter of minutes.  From the top, we then waived at Ali standing at the bottom as he took several pictures of us.  Oofff!   He still had to come back up to get me!   

Thankful for natural rock bridges!

Monique   :-)
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