Archive for September, 2009

Climbing Mt. Hermon


To commemorate World Tourism Day, Pascale Abdallah (Responsible mobilities), organized a 'Green' ascent to the summit of Mt. Hermon (AKA Jabal El Sheikh). At 2814 m it is the second highest peak in Lebanon and has an exceptional view of three countries: Lebanon, Syria and Occupied Palestine). We got up at daybreak and commenced our hike in the town of Chebaa, famous among other things, for it's 7 watermills. It owes it's existence to the water and snows of Mt. Hermon. A tough hike by most standards: 2000 m of elevation gain that  is virtually all uphill, it took us ...