The Raouché rocks, better known to tourists as the Pigeon Rocks, have seen plenty of aspiring climbers and divers attempt, and succeed, to conquer them. Red Bull Lebanon decided it was time to raise the bar and conquer the Rocks in an even more challenging way.
Young extreme sports professional Alex Mason was set a test by world slacklining expert Andy Lewis: to cross a highline 40m above the sea, between the two rocks, and back.
While Mason has tackled some difficult slacklines before, his biggest challenge in Beirut was keeping his concentration – between the wind, the waves, the passing boats, and loud construction work from the shore, he had his work cut out for him.
It’s going to be more of a psychological challenge for me at this point, the big obstacle for me on this project is going to be getting over my fear of exposure… – Alex Mason
To see if he managed or not, watch the video below!
If you’re interested in seeing more slacklining and extreme sports, check out the Red Bull Middle East website or on Facebook.
Nestled in the heart of the eastern side of Mount Sannine in Metn, Zaarour Club is only 35km away from Beirut. This gated community can be easily accessed from several regions like Broumana, Bikfaya, Baskinta, Zahleh, and Aintoura. It is also near El Metn fast highway.
Zaarour Club is the perfect holiday destination all seasons long in summer and winter, offering an array of outdoor activities for snow and sun lovers alike. This secure and friendly environment offers complete amenities including a hotel, restaurants, pools suitable for children and adults, sports courts, a playground, retail spaces and much more.
This idyllic setting with its relaxing mountainous scenery and a wide choice of activities is an ideal getaway for a day, a weekend or even longer stays. A flawless retreat that embodies a true ideal of comfort and style.
The ski station, with its reconstructed north-facing slopes, enhances your sports experience. Here exceptional snow quality combines thrills and convenience. The lake, encircled by a stunning multi-purpose deck, is the ideal setting for a wealth of recreational activities as exhibitions and weddings. Dive into winter and summer leisure with dining, biking and much more.
Xtrem Paintball Lebanon is the first of its kind since September 2002, which has served countless people from various age groups and backgrounds.
Enjoy an unconventional and competitive weekend with your friends as you battle it out in a Paintball arena with different scenarios and rules. Including the always popular capture the flag.
Make sure to call in advance and reserve your spot, and ask about their packages.
Looking for an adventure?
The newly formed travel bundle starts your journey from beautiful Zaarour to Mount Sannine.
Once at Mount Sanine, you will go on an exciting and sight filled 2 hours ATV expedition followed by a delicious lunch that is accommodated. After a long day of adventure, we will stay on our allocated campground that will serve free breakfast.
The Wild Zaarour offers an experience like no other, professionally designed bungalows surrounded by a beautiful landscape and forest is sure to impress.
Some other activities at Wild Zaarour include day hikes in the beautiful scenery.
ATV rental based on 2 persons/machine
Track For Kids
Campground for an overnight stay and an amazing Lebanese breakfast.
Don’t forget to pack accordingly!
There’s nothing like a hearty dinner and a glass of red wine after a long, tiring day on the slopes. Be it a cool summer’s day or a blisteringly cold winter’s night, every meal in Faqra requires an element of cosiness and warmth. For that, there’s Urban.
This new restaurant bar defines the Faqra experience; rugged yet refined, casual and homey yet purposefully elegant, Urban is a welcome contradiction. Ironically enough, it offers a quiet retreat from hectic city life with good food, a wonderful view, and small town hospitality.
Urban is the latest brainchild in the ever-growing Addmind family, the mother company behind White, Iris, and MAD. Built on rocky terrain and far away from the chaos of the city, it is the place to casually wind down after skiing, indulges in a warm meal, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Suitable for both family getaways and weekends with friends, Urban is far more than just another lodge added to Faqra’s repertoire.
It is first and foremost a restaurant bar and just so happens to have 8 cosy guest rooms should you get too lazy to make the winding drive back home.
U Rock’s mission is to provide clients of all ages a fun, safe environment to exercise, socialize, and gain new climbing skills. By focusing on these fundamental qualities, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will create an environment that is encouraging for first-time climbers and challenging for the experienced climbers.
U Rock offers instructions, courses and programs for beginner to skilled climbers alike in a safe, professional, and fun environment. At U Rock, we strive to build a strong community of people who share a common passion – climbing.
Your well-being is our top priority, therefore we will accurately keep an inspection schedule of all life-saving / support equipment. We believe that positive customer relations only contribute to growing a healthy climbing community. Our staff will be respectful, prompt and honest in delivering service to all current and potential clients.
U Rock is a unique place for guests and members: Top-roping, leading, competitions, sessions and courses, summer camps, birthday, team building, and much more activities will introduce hundreds of new customers to the world of climbing.
In 3 words: Live, Laugh, Climb!
“Swings” is a large camping, picnic and activity space, to reconnect people with nature. It is located in a beautiful pine forest in Zaraaoun, an area with mild and breezy summer weather. After spending years with children teaching physical education.
They have managed to make the ordinary outdoors addictive to everyone, with their not so ordinary activities. Swings! Of course, but not like you imagine, one swing is huge and carries 2 people simultaneously. Then there are the 360 swings, which don’t just swing back and forth but do a complete 360 turn if you swing ‘em right! Tree climbing, crate climbing, archery, biking, rope course, human baby foot…the list goes on and on, and you can check it out on their website.
Another twist by swings, flying tents! These tents are hung in the air wrapped around trees and can carry up to 3 people. There are also regular tents in their large camping space and picnic tables in the picnic space. For those of you who like their food prepared, their cafeteria serves snacks, burgers and sandwiches.
There are organized group activities, such as GeoCaching, team building activities, and outdoor education for children 4+ and these are just a few of many. As they say at swings, it’s Simply Outdoors!