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Expedition Update: Salaam wa-alakum

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Salaam wa-alakum min Oman, or hello from Oman as we have learnt from our new friends. We have now been joined by..

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Expedition Update: Desert Camp

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Base camp initially appeared imposing; a natural amphitheater flanked by large dunes with few signs of life..

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Expedition Update: Departure

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With the advance party in the field last week, Sunday saw the rest of the team flying out to meet them..

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Empty Quarter Expedition: Oman

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On January the 8th, I depart with a team from across the UK on an expedition to the Empty Quarter and Dhofar Mountains of Oman. Our primary aim is to establish the presence of the critically endangered Arabian Leopard..

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Empty Quarter Expedition: Facts

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Prior to planning an expedition to the country, I knew embarrassingly little about Oman. I still don’t know very much..

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Empty Quarter Expedition: Kit

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An expedition doesn’t start in the field. It begins months (probably years) before with hushed conversations, excitable research and lists, lists, lists..

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The Empty Quarter Expedition: History

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The Sultanate of Oman is a unique land in the Arabian Peninsula, home to mankind for millennia. Despite Oman’s largely arid and formidable terrain, it is home to..

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The Ghost of Arabia

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Despite it being an unusually warm day for October, it remains difficult to sit comfortably in a Derbyshire village and plan a desert expedition..

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