Aug 03, 2016

Valley of Giants – Bouldering Adventures in the Sultanate of Oman

The film follows boulderers Philippe Rivière and Dan Bates along with climber Read Macadam exploring the climbing potential of a remote canyon in the Eastern Hajar mountain range in Oman.


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In February 2015 boulderers Philippe Ribière and Dan Bates visited Canadian climber and Oman resident Read Macadam at his home in the Sultanate of Oman. With word of a treasure trove of massive potential for bouldering first ascents, they explored a remote canyon high in the Eastern Hajar mountain range on the eastern-most part of Arabia.

What they discovered is world class. Get transported back to another era – where tradition reigns – an  ancient village settlement, nestled in a valley full of giant freestanding  boulders, and join them as they establish first ascents in the home of an Arabic people from another time.

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Filmed by Miguel Willis

Produced and Edited by Read Macadam

Feature Image © Read Macadam (Phillipe Rivière hanging on the rope)