Ascent of Gebel Katherîna on 2018-03-26

Climber: Eric Gilbertson

Date:Monday, March 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gebel Katherîna
    Elevation:8625 ft / 2628 m

Ascent Trip Report

From 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.

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