Hiking Jebel Akhdar in Oman, in the footsteps of the SAS

In the late 1950s the fledgling post-war SAS, whose future was by no means assured, carried out a spectacular raid on the Jebel Akhdar, a mountain range and rebel stronghold in Oman. In the course of one night, they climbed and scrambled several thousand feet in full kit, dumping some equipment in the final race to get into position on the high ground of the plateau before dawn. They took the plateau and at the same time proved their worth as the strategic force they have been since. James Henderson of A Life of Adventure climbed Wadi Tanuf in the footsteps of this raid and wrote about it for the Financial Times. You can read his article, Climbing in Oman, below.