Monday, April 19, 2004

Mt Sinai Hike

Our van departed Dahab at 11 pm and arrived at St Katherine's Monastery 2 hours later. Sing Wei and Herman were in different bus, but we arrived about the same time. Yet they insisted didn't want to climb, so Wei Heng and I started to climb Mt Sinai (Gebel Musa) which stands at 2285 meter by using "camel trail". Since it's called "camel trail", you can expect a lot of camels that can be hired to hike up Mt Sinai. Been dropped in completely darkness, actually I had difficulty to find the trail starting point. Other than followed other tourists, these camels also provided confirmation whether we were on our direction.

Our climb started at 1 am, with little moon, and it's completely dark. Photo was taken by Wei Heng, and it was not purposely crop that way, but it's too dark till could not framed properly. Our torch light also got problem of battery used up too fast, which forced us to hike in faint lighting.

There are a few stores selling drinks mostly along the camel trail, usually light up with candle only.

The last part of the hike was steps to the summit. It was cold, and windy hike.


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