Muscat: A team of six employees from Sohar Aluminium will shortly begin the third stage of the 42nd National Day journey, an extraordinary challenge through the heart of Oman that started on January 2, 2013, when the first of four teams of six people set out on the first leg of a journey that will travel on foot from Ras Al Hadd to the summit of Jebel Shams on a 28 day journey, to celebrate the 42nd National Day.
The six employees Ali Mohammed Al Hinai, Idrees Al Wardi, Yousef Al Balushi, Khalil Al Awadi, Saif Al Bidwawi and Yousif Al Qutaiti all work at Sohar Aluminium Company. The team was selected from a large number of applicants, and have risen to the physical and mental challenge involved in the journey.
Henk Pauw CEO of Sohar Aluminium, said that "We always believe in supporting the Omani youth and this principle has led us to having a high percentage of talented Omani workforce in our organisation. This expedition provides an excellent opportunity for these six employees to learn new skills and challenge their limits both physically and mentally. I am quite sure the experience they will gain during the course of this journey will be beneficial to them in their personal and professional lives. "
Mark Evans, GM of Outward Bound Oman said, "To achieve their goal, the Sohar Aluminium team will have to travel up to 15-20km each day, overcoming problems that are continually changing and that are real-time, not the theoretical scenarios thrown up on most in-house training courses. Most importantly, they will learn that to achieve something worthwhile requires sustained hard work."
"With the aid of our experienced staff at Outward Bound Oman/Tahaddi, participants will travel through some of the most breathtaking and remote areas of Oman, heading inland from Ras Al Hadd, crossing the Sharqiyah Sands and then across country to Nizwa and on to Jebel Shams," explains Mark.
Interested people will be able to follow the progress of the journey each day, and hear daily audio logs on the Outward Bound Oman website. Wisal FM will be broadcasting the messages each day.