In February 2015 Philippe Ribière and Dan Bates visited Read Macadam  in the Sultanate of Oman. With word of a treasure trove of massive  potential for bouldering first ascents, they explored a remote canyon high  in the Eastern Hajar mountain range on the eastern most part of Arabia.


What they discovered is world class. Get transported back to another era – where tradition reigns – an  ancient village settlement, nestled in a valley full of giant freestanding  boulders, and join us as we climb first ascents in the home of a traditional  Arabic people from another time.



Meet the crew behind the Valley of Giants adventure. Read, Philippe and Dan met on the Petzl Roctrip in fall 2014. Read wouldn't stop yabbin' about the climbing potential where he lives in Oman so the boys decided to pay a visit. Three distinct climbing styles, contrasted cultures and a wild environment make for interesting times.

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Finding the right music to set the tone of Valley of Giants was an endeavour in itself!


I am really grateful to have not just stumbled into these energised artists, but even more excited that they were all keen on the project too, and kindly allowed their music to be showcased.


If not for these artists the film would not be the same. If you are also moved by their music, please share the links and consider purchasing their albums directly.

Zaed Naes

zaed naes

Ryan Little


subbass Valley of Giants Film

Graham Bole

Graham Bole

Kevin Macleod – Incompetech

Kevin Macleod Naraina


Bensound Valley of Giants Oman


31 Oct – 2 Nov 2015

Bloqueando Festival, Bolivia.

With live talk by Philippe Ribière


6 Nov 2015

Festival du film de la Montagne de Zaghouan, Tunisia


9 Nov 2015

Basecamp, Peru.

With live talk by Philippe Ribière


20 Nov 2015

Reel Rock Tour, Colombia.

With talk by Philippe Ribière


19-22 Nov 2015

Basecamp Village, Kendal Mountain Festival, UK.

Presented by Sidetracked Magazine


9 Dec 2015

Paris Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Presented by Traks Pro & Sorbonne University with boulder clinics, comp and talk by Read Macadam


14 Dec 2015

The Jamjar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Presented by Traks Pro, with talk by Read Macadam


12 Feb 2016

Dolomiti Winter Fest


17 Feb 2016

Festival gorniškega filma Domžale, Slovenia

Presented by Read Macadam


30 May 2016

Photographic Society of Oman, Muscat

Presented by Read Macadam


31 Oct 2016

Hosted by Environmental Society of Oman

Presented by Read Macadam and Miguel Willis




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