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Expedition Update: And the rain comes!

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Our initial recce into both Wadis left us feeling disappointed when each time we were stopped by massive rocks blocking the way..

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Expedition Update: Wadi Base Camp

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We arrived at the Wadi two days ago after a bumpy boat ride. After frantically alighting, and then unloading, we were left with the task of trekking all of the kit..

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Expedition Update: Wadi Mouth

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We are now settled on the beach at the mouth of the Wadi and have spent the morning scrambling up the Wadi to make an initial assessment..

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Expedition Update: Chief Leader

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The basecamp seems desolate and deserted after both groups left to pursue their own adventures..

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Expedition Update: Elusive Inhabitants

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Our time studying the sands is drawing to a close. Now, after many days exploring the area, is when we hope our hard work will be rewarded..

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Expedition Update: Omani Scientists

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The walks and trapping are all new for our Omani students and rangers. They are enjoying their time out in the desert (Al Hashman) learning new techniques..

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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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