Mount Sinai. One of the top destinations on my trip through the Holy land. Reading most of TripAdvisor reports on climbing to the top and to admire the sunset. Well I am not that young any more (almost 60), but still in a quite good shape. We have left our hotel in St. Catherine at 2 in the morning. In the mid of February, I was expected more pilgrims. The uphill was quite a decent one, not a big challenge. After almost two hours we have reached the beginning of the famous stairs. In a moment I found myself staying at the very beginning of the stairs and due to icy track (and due to my vertigo phenomena) I should quit. Be very clear. It is not dangerous at all. But - if you are not secure when icy or similar conditions occurred, it is better to quit. Its painful, but very rational. Any damage of the lag might jeopardise the whole trip and may harm the group. When I decided to quit, I rest for a while in a Bedouin tent, then I found a place from where I was able to see one of the most fascinating sun rise in my life. What a red colour of the almost 200 meters high wall above me. I have attached some pictures of the sunrise which was done by my wife at the top of the mountain. She has no problems at all. Let me conclude. I believe that I will come back to reach the top. What the powers are all around!!
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