One of the things I was really looking forward to when we decided on the trip to Egypt and Israel was to do the climb to the summit of Mt Sinai. Unfortunately, Heather was not able to join us for this experience following a multiple sclerosis episode about 6 weeks before us leaving for holidays which affected on her ability to walk at the time.
The significance of Mt Sinai is where Moses climbed, spent time with God and receiving the ten commandments. These are all described in Exodus Chapters 19 and 20.
It was a very early start to the day. Hamish and I got up at 12:30 in the morning and made our way to the Bus – hoped off near St Katherine Monastery and then rode a camel up the side of Mt Sinai. On the trip to the top, we past a number of Bedouin Huts until we reached the last prior to the final ascent to the summit. The camel ride was just short of 2 hours non stop. When I dismounted from the camels, I could hardly walk – the muscles in the legs – particular the thighs were so sore.
Fortunately, we were able to relax a while in the Bedouin Hut and relax, stretch and recover. As shown in the photo above, our Bedouin guide, Khalid, spent some time getting to know us more – including Hamish – and prepare ourselves for the final climb to the summit.
For more information about Mt Sinai
- 2014-03-26 – Mt Sinai – St Katherines to Eilat
- Climbing Mt Sinai – just a few steps!!
- Descending from the Summit of Mt Sinai
- Hamish climbs Mt Sinai
- Ninja Turtle – St Katherine – Sinai Peninsula
- Not a blade of Grass – St Katherine – Sinai Peninsula
- St Katherine Monastery – Egypt
- St Katherine – Accommodation – Mt Sinai
- The Climb up Mt Sinai – Hamish makes the climb
- View from the Summit of Mt Sinai at Sunrise
- What you need to take when climbing Mt Sinai