Abseiling or rappelling (it is called "glisha" in Hebrew, litterally "slidding), really takes you to places that others cannot reach...well at least only those with this specialized knowledge. You can find yourself nose to nose with a nesting eagle or find who knows you might be the person to find the next important archeological find similar to the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran.
The first pictures show the Arad Rescue Team on training exercises and also on a "fun" hiking/rappelling trip in Nahal Rahaf a dry canyon with a series of sheer cliffs. The last picture shows me taking my teenage daughter to "show her the ropes" at Nahal Halamish.
In the southern desert of Israel are three special physical structures called "Makteshiem", the Small Maktesh, the Large Maktesh and Maktesh Ramon are called "craters", but in technical language the Hebrew word is used, Maktesh. It describes this structure that on the face of it resembles a volcanic crater, but after being examined it was found that there was NO volcanic activity here. They have not as yet been explained fully, although Eli Raz of Kibbutz Ein Gedi has studied them for years and has several theories. But whatever their origins, they are fun to ride your mountain bike through, a true "lunar landscape" as you can see.
Equipment: We began our ride from the junctions of highway 206 and 225. From there we followed a path angling southwest toward Sde Boker and highway 40, we exited the Maktesh by way of Maale Avraham.
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