Mount Tzruya

A steep ridge above Ein Gedi with panorama to Mujib Mountains

Hiking Start: Parking of Ein Gedi campsite, -419m ASL

Hiking: 2.7km, 231Hm, 1-2h

Green marked path upto the takeoff

Takeoff Point: Mount Tzruya, -188m ASL

Takeoff Type: Desert Rocks

Takeoff Direction: N-E

Landing Options: Large open fields south to Kibbutz Ein Gedi – short walking distance to the car

Advantages: Easy and relatively rock-free takeoff point. During east wind, one can soar along the 90km stretched cliffs of the Dead Sea. One can combine the day with swimming in Nahal Arugut, Nahal David or the Dead Sea. Badulina restaurant in Kibbutz Ein Gedi is excellent. Comfortable parking at Ein Gedi Campsite

Disadvantages: The site has a low potential for XC

Caution: Avoid flying into the canyons of Nahal David and Nahal Arugut – potential rotor and funneled wind 

Disclaimer: The route situated in an area defined as a national park, with all related implication