Encouraging an active lifestyle

Part of the Sported mission statement is “to encourage an active lifestyle”. An active lifestyle is not just about competing in a half ironman triathlon or running a marathon. It’s more than that. Last weekend we took time out to overnight in Jebel Jais at Bear Grylls camp and enjoy a relaxed day hiking in mountains. Many of us will have passed the Bear Grylls camp as we ascend the mountain on our bikes so here is a little more information about what it has to offer (Bear Grylls Explorers Camp UAE – Survival Academy Ras Al Khalmah).

Tucked in the rugged mountains of Ras Al Khaimah, Bear Grylls explorer camp is one of the UAE’s newest spots to check out. Taking inspiration from the man himself, this explorer camp offers cabins for a rustic weekend getaway, as well as a plethora of activities and survival camp experiences. 

For those checking in, your cabin consists of an army style container, fitted with a plush bed and sparkling clean en-suite. Your outdoor area gives you a gritty sense of survival with an army style shading hung over a simple picnic bench, which stands alongside a woodfire BBQ. Surrounded by the whimsical mountains, guests will get a taste of isolation without getting too down and dirty, being able to retreat into the safe haven that is their cabin. 

Guests are also warmly encouraged to channel their wild side, by trying their luck with a variety of activities or one of the tailor-made survival courses. If you’re a thrill seeker with a taste for adventure, take a shot at archery or test your fear of heights by abseiling, climbing, or venturing on a rope assault course. Bear Grylls even provides options for families or clubs looking for a fun filled weekend, creating an itinerary of challenging activities to enhance your getaway. 

If you’re looking for something more daring; take a look at the survival courses that have been meticulously designed by the legend Bear Grylls alongside the locally trained team. With four different survival courses to cater for different experiences, you are bound to find one that suits you. Whether you’re looking to truly get rough and test you’re limits, bond with your family, or just get a small taste for true survival, there is something for everyone. 

By David Hunt

Photo credit of the headline photo is to Bear Gryll’s Camp website.

Posted on 4th Feb 2024