Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A dive in fear! lessons learned from the field!

Olongway, Malawi
"Discovery is the privilege of a child: the child who has no fear of being once again wrong, of looking like an idiot, of not being serious, of not doing things like everyone else" - Alexabder Grothendieck
Growing up we only learn to fear things, it will take you one time of touching the fire to recognize its pain, our memory of pain will never allow us to do it again! that;s not a choice, it is there in our subconscious mind!!! this is how we grow all of our fears in the life!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Jordan Trail Ownership ملكية درب الاردن

In Jordan as communities recognize the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits of hiking, trails development is becoming more prevalent.

ان زيادة الوعي لدى المجتمع بالاهمية الاجتماعية و الاقتصادية والبيئية و الفوائد على الصحة العامة للمسيرة في المسارات و الدروب البرية أدى الى زيادة العمل على تطوير المسارات و دروب المسير و المغامرة في الاردن.

The involvement of the local communities must be considered in the early stages of the trail development. Instead of adopting a top down approach where agencies plan and implement the development of trails with limited input from the public (which is the traditional way of trail development), an early involvement of the local communities should be considered to best serves the community and trail planners, as the combination of local knowledge and planning expertise creates a dynamic and interactive planning process.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Leave No Trace لا تترك اثر!

“The notion that [outdoor] recreation has no environmental impacts is no longer tenable.”—Curtis H. Flather and H. Ken Cordell,Wildlife and Recreationists

Great tit tired of seeing our acts :)

People enjoy the outdoors in myriad ways. We explore on foot, 4X4, and mountain bicycles. There are more of us pushing our sports to greater extremes and into more remote parts of the natural world every day. Our experiences are personally satisfying, but they can be costly to the places we visit and the animals we observe. (LNT Desert and Canyon booklet)

يستمتع الناس بالمناطق البرية بالعديد من الطرق، فنحن نستكشف هذه المناطق سيرا على الاقدام، 4X4، او بالدراجات الجبلية. المزيد منا يقومون بتخطي الحدود و الوصول لمناطق لطالما كانت بعيدة المنال. تجربتنا في هذه المناطق عادة ما تتركنا مستمتعين و راضين عن إنجازاتها، ولكن ماذا عن اثر هذه التجربة على ألاماكن التي نزورها؟ و الحياة البرية التي نراها.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hike like a Martian

The Martian Film, Jordan, Wadi Rum.

In the outdoors I have been falling between two schools. Adventure and challenge school, where we hike, walk, run, or ride from A to B with the fastest time possible, a physical challenge for ourselves, body and mind, a way to cross the barriers in our minds that keep telling us we can’t, because this is how it has been programmed to protect us, and this is what it does all the time.

We tend to challenge our physical abilities. Go out to do a sport and have a healthier life style. The natural terrain makes it even more challenging. There in the nature we feel how we are small part of a bigger planet, an infinite universe. We keep searching for new heights, pushing toward new limits to prove the capability of the amazing human machine! (Just to mention Ueli Steck’s with his fascinating 82, 4000m Summit in 80 days project). We Human are setting new limits of speed and challenge for the outdoors. (READ MORE

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mount Washington

So my first weekend during the course have arrived, and all what I wanted is to make the most out of it!
So the decision was to take it to the extreme and knock the top of the highest mountain around! Mount Washington!

When ever I mention I am going to New Hampshire people start to tell me about Mount Washington and how crazy it's weather can be! The highest went speed and the most snow fall ever recorded were both on top of this mountain.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Amman, London, Chicago, Boston, and New Hampshire

The day before I leave was a busy day, maybe not truly but more mentally, a bit of last minute freaking out, Indeed I was still having some doubts if I did the right thing turning off the IT offer I have just got, and rather choosing again to stick to travel and to the adventure. But to get out of all this mess I decided to go out with some friends for one more last Shisha.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

I believe it is time for a new adventure!

It has been almost two years since I came back from Africa. The first year went well, but the second year unfortunately didn’t go as planned, this doesn’t mean it was bad, but it needed a stop and a look to change the plans for a better one.

I believe traveling is another addiction I am getting dragged in (considering the first to be Adventure and Outdoors), and so I believe it is time to hit the road again.