(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Seventeen women, accompanied by two men, hiked 4km from Wakan village to Hadash village in the Governorate of South Batinah recently to celebrate Omani Women's Day.
The participating women are of different nationalities including the UAE, the Philippines and Britain.
The hike began at 9am and the group took eight and a half hours to complete it, Badour al Salhi, one of the participants, told Muscat Daily.
'The team walked in the mountainous terrain beginning from Wakan village. The event was called 'Self Empowerment' and we took part in it under the guidance of coach Saud bin Mohammed al Rawahi,' Badour said.
She added, 'The event was aimed at developing self-confidence, enhancing the spirit of cooperation and solidarity among participants and following the footsteps of our grandparents to realise the challenges of the past.
'There was light to moderate rain, but nothing stopped us. With strong determination and cooperation among participants the trek was completed.'
Badour said the team prepared for the trip in advance.
'Before embarking on any hike, we do a detailed study about the route to be taken. We send some members in advance to study the place. We even do a check on the local weather conditions. If everything is okay, then we decide how many can participate in the expedition.
'We hope to highlight the abilities and skills of Omani girls and discover new tourist attractions.'