We got to the summit a few hours before dawn, so all curled up in Bedouin tents on the mountain side and slept until an hour before dawn when we were woken with hot sweet super-strong coffee, and we walked to the top wrapped in blankets to wait for the sunrise. In the pitch blackness we found a perch and waited with lots of other people hidden in the dark.
The sky became a slight pink colour and suddenly we were able to get a feeling for how high we had climbed. The sunrise was really beautiful, and I filled my camera’s memory card trying to capture it, but I could not capture the transformation from being frozen stiff wrapped in lots of blankets and all the clothes I had brought to Egypt, to becoming too warm within minutes of the sun coming above the horizon!
Tired and happy we went down the mountain to visit the Monastery of St Catherine which is famous for being the site of the story of Moses and the Burning bush. The bush is still there, with a strategically placed fire hydrant just in case of the appearance of Moses II
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