• qobayat
  • Qobayat
  • Lebanon

Dear Poly-athletes and friends, join us on Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th, 2019 to explore Akkar's beautiful mountains and forests and enjoy the scenic views of Lebanon's white landscape.

Given the remoteness of the destination and the long driving distance (2.5 to 3 hours from Beirut), we will meet on Saturday February 9th's evening in Qobayat village - Mar Doumit Monastery of the Carmelite Father where we will have dinner and sleep in a shared dormitory using our own mattresses and sleeping bags.

Participants must ensure their own transportation from Beirut to Qobayat (possibility of carpooling; 4x4 cars recommended)

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Level: DIFFICULT

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>>> ONLINE REGISTRATION ON IHJOZ IS MANDATORY <<<
See link below

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Fees per person: 50,000 LBP

- Including: accommodation in a dormitory (using own mattresses and sleeping bags, dinner, breakfast)
- Excluding: snowshoes or skis rental, personal insurance

EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Every participant is responsible for the rental, pick-up, and return, of his/her own snowshoes or back-country skis

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PROGRAM:

Saturday February 9th
6:00 PM Meeting at Carmel Monastery - Qobayat
8:00 PM Dinner at Carmel Monastery - Qobayat
9:30 PM Sleeping in shared dormitories using our own mattresses and sleeping bags

Sunday February 10th
7:00 AM Wake up & packing
7:30 AM Breakfast at Carmel Monastery - Qobayat
8:00 AM Car transfer to starting point (to be determined based on road conditions and snow cover)
8:45 AM Arrival to starting point and equipment preparation
9:00 AM Snowshoeing and back-country skiing
2:30 PM End of snowshoeing and back-country skiing
3:00 PM Return from Qobayat to Beirut
6:30 PM Arrival to Beirut

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Those who prefer joining us on Sunday morning for the snowshoeing / back-country skiing are exempt from the 50,000 L.L. fee & can meet us at 7:00 AM at the Carmel Monastery - Qobayat

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TRAIL DESCRIPTION (approx.)
TRAIL LENGTH AND TYPE IS PRONE TO CHANGE &/or MODIFICATION BASED ON WEATHER & SNOW COVER CONDITIONS

Snowshoeing distance ~ 10 km ; Elevation Gain ~ 800 m
Back-country skiing distance ~ 15 km ; Elevation Gain ~ 1200 m

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WHAT TO BRING?
- Mattress and sleeping bag (at least 5 degree)
- Windbreaker / Gore-tex Jacket
- Waterproof / Gore-tex trousers
- Waterproof Hiking Shoes
- Hiking Poles
- 15 to 20 L backpack
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Hat, buff, beanie
- Water flask 1.5 L minimum
- First aid kit
- Survival blanket
- Head lamp
- Camping mug
- Extra clothes (including socks)

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>>>REGISTRATION<<<
Please make sure to complete your online registration before Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 on the following link

https://ihjoz.com/events/4172-snowshoeing-backcountry-skiing-with-polyliban-akkar

Facebook confirmation is not taken into consideration

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>>>DISCLAIMER<<<

Every participant assumes all possible risks and is responsible for his/her own safety and security. PolyLiban is not accountable for any damage or injury that may take place during this event.

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FOR MORE INFO:

Please call +961 3 168 746 or +961 3 70 965 816
Email: info@polyliban.org

See you in Akkar
The ADPL team