The exhilarating world of mountain climbing is now within reach for adventurers, as The Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) unveils its highly anticipated attraction, the Via Ferrata, at Ras Al Khaimah’s breath-taking Jebel Jais mountain on Saturday, January 13.
The Bear Explorers Camp team invites daring adventurers aged 14 and above seeking an extra challenge to conquer a 120-metre elevated mountain along a 3km route that requires 4-hours to complete, giving mountaineers the opportunity of scaling a breathtaking part of the protected rugged Hajar Mountain range.
Via Ferrata activity at Bear Grylls Explorers Camp
Via Ferrata, meaning “iron path” in Italian, combines steel cables and safety equipment, guiding adventurers through a thrilling course that includes a Burma bridge, ziplines and challenging vertical climbs. The 120-metre elevation offers breath-taking views and heights of the beauty and ruggedness of Ras Al Khaimah’s landscape, providing outdoor enthusiasts with an unparalleled experience.
The course runs over the mountain routes of hiking, ladders that connect with a Burma bridge, and two ziplines that measures 60 metres and 280 metres respectively. Designed for individuals weighing between 40kg and 110kg, with a minimum height of 125cm, the approximately 4-hour experience, requires good physical fitness and flexibility. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate of achievement.
‘A chance to conquer the mountains’
Philip Durrell, Senior Director of Adventure Activities at RAK Leisure said: “We are very excited about the launch of the new Via Ferrata activity at Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. This experience is tailor-made for adventurous souls seeking an extra challenge—a chance to conquer the mountain and push their limits. We welcome everyone to join us, test their adventurous spirit and explore new terrains of the beautiful Hajar mountain that few have witnessed and immerse themselves in the incredible nature the Ras Al Khaimah has to offer.”
At Bear Grylls Explorers Camp, safety is paramount, and all necessary safety equipment, as well as on-site medical facilities and 24-hour security is provided. The fearless team of Bear Grylls experts also promise guests a secure and memorable experience. Instructors are well-prepared to handle emergencies, implementing evacuation routes and risk control measures as needed.
Operated by RAK Leisure, Via Ferrata is part of the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp, the one and only Bear Grylls Explorers Camp in the world.
RAK Leisure has numerous exhilarating attractions located around Jebel Jais – the UAE’s highest peak. This includes the world’s first Bear Grylls Explorers Camp, which houses 16 cabins, offers 3 unique survival courses designed by Bear Grylls himself, and an array of adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities.
The Via Ferrata experience is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday starting on January 13 at 9am.