Ascent of Gebel Katherîna on 2018-03-26
|Date:||Monday, March 26, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8625 ft / 2628 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom Sharm el Sheikh I arranged a ride with a guide to St Catherine village in the afternoon. There are a lot of police checkpoints, but apparently the area is safe despite the US travel advisory. This is evidenced by the hundreds of tourists I encountered also travelling to St Catherine village.
The next morning I met my guide (guides are required by law here), and we hiked up Gebel Katherina. I left the guide to tag the true south summit. On the way back we hiked up Mt Sinai.
I spent another night in St Catherine village, then rode back to Sharm the next morning.
Link to full trip report and pictures.
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