Trekking and Canyoning in the Jordanian Dead Sea Rift

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The Jordanian Dead Sea Rift includes some of the worlds most rugged and colorful desert landscapes. Its dramatic canyons are only now beginning to be revealed offering the trekker untamed desert wilderness.
The guidebook is based on 12 months of thorough, day-to-day landscape survey of the Jordanian Rift, as well as on 6 years of leading trekking expeditions in Jordan. It is written from the perspective of an experienced hiker and guide who is also an environmentalist and geologist.
The book describes 68 routes ranging from one to six days. Among the routes are easy walks for dayhikers as well as challenging treks. 12 canyoning routes demand abseiling skills. The book is 264 pages long including 41 detailed maps, 3 true-color satellite images and 24 color pages. It is amazing that a region as spectacular as the Jordanian Dead Sea Rift remained unknown to hikers for so many years the vast majority of the routes were never described anywhere before! Background information include geography, history, flora, fauna, people and culture, nature conservation and language as well as practical information about when to trek, how to get there, what to take etc.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDesert Breeze Press
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)9789659031504
StatePublished - Sep 2000


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