Jebel Milehis Camp
Towering above a remote oasis you will find Jebel Milehis. The literal translation for "Milehis" means a different thing depending on who you ask but one Bedouin living at the bottom of the mountain says it has to do something with "air". A nice thought as it is the air that has shaped the mountain and all its surroundings into deep canyons and mirror-like walls.
Area in the guide book:
Hatem rappeling off the North Face after a bivvy on top of this mountain
Pricing per person: 180€/130€/110€ - with instructor/no instructor/bare minimum (2-4 people to make it happen, 4 or more at group rate on request)
The Bedouin guide will show you the foot of the climbs, cook food and prepare tea and coffee for you and help you set up your own tents or provide them for you (10€/tent, 5€/ sleeping bag).
The meals included are in this order(can be changed on request):
-lunch: Madous (rice, lentils and salad)
-dinner: grilled chicken (chicken, salad, rice)
-breakfast: Tabana bread with mixed dips (bread, eggplant, Tahina, honey, eggs)
-lunch: pasta with tuna
If you need assistance with anything or equipment take the first pricing option including an instructor and equipment.
If you know exactly what you’re doing take the 2nd pricing option with only private equipment (harness, helmet, shoes and quick draws).
Or the third pricing option if you have all your gear.
For rental of ropes an instructor needs to be present.
Marco sorting through his gear before starting "Reborn" via the direct start. Photo by Timo
What to bring
personal climbing equipment
lightweight base and mid layers for during the climb
solid hiking shoes or sandals
Pack these things into a small 15-20l backpack you can wear while climbing.
For the overnight camping also bring in a separate bag:
a light sleeping bag
the warmest jacket you have with you
small plastic bags for trash
anything fun to have around the fire in the evening!
Milehis is a desert tower with interesting climbs on all sides. We usually choose the sandy patch on the East Side as our base camp and from there venture out on our day's project.
Frequently asked questions
Who are we staying with?
The family of Salama Canyon will host our camp together with our bedouin guide taking us from Dahab. These Bedouin from the Muzeina tribe have lived on the north-eastern foot of the mountain many years ago and after their water-source dried up now live at the south-eastern foot of Jebel Milehis to be closer to permanent water sources and occasional tourism.
How long is the approach to the camp?
With the landcruiser we will be able to drive right up to our camp.
How are the sleeping arrangements?
Sleeping bags can be reserved but ideally bring your own.
A big communal sleeping tent will be shared between all participants. Mattresses and extra blankets are included.
Can i charge my phone at the base camp of Jebel Milehis?
There is absolutely no electricity out here, imagine pristine untouched nature, except for the pegs of our tents.
Is there reception around Jebel Milehis?
There is no reception in camp but on the top of the mountain there is network, which can be more than 2 hours of hiking though. Often you get decent network already half-way up the mountain though and the family of Salama can make calls from their home with old Nokia phones.
How are the toilets at the camp?
We are going to dig a toilet pit with a basic toilet seat, for the duration of our camp. Do not throw toilet paper in here, but instead pack it away in plastic bags to take back out.
Where can I throw away my trash?
Put it in the garbage bags provided by us, we will take them back out to the village.
Can I come with my own car and park there?
Yes, it is possible to park your car at the school of Ras Ghazala, close to the main road between St. Catherine and Dahab or Nuweiba and then switch to our offroad-vehicle.