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Gilf El Kebir

The Gilf Kebir is split into two halves by the "Gap", thus named by Clayton, who only noticed the substantially lower gap in the western cliffs as he made his one day survey run in 1931. Subsequently Penderel discovered from the air that the Gap continued in a broad valley partially filled with a dune field, the southernmost tongue of the Great Sand Sea. Where the valley reaches the western cliffs at it's southern end, a narrow winding sand filled wadi descends to the plains below. This is the Aqaba, a driveable pass first tackled by Almásy and party in 1933.

 

Fayoum Basin  The Oasis & Environs Valleys of Sinai

 

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Gilf El Kebir


Gilf El Kebir


Gilf El Kebir