Waiting For The Sun

My brother and I slept for 1 1/2 hours, and woke up at 130 am to start climbing up Mt. Sinai in the St Catherine region. In the tour group, which consisted of 21 people, we were the only people to climb up the mountain! And I’m really proud of that achievement of ours! So after riding a camel for 2 hours, walking up 700 something uneven nature steps for more than an hour, we finally reached the peak (which is at about 2285m) at about 500 am! We waited for about 45 minutes before there was sign of the sun rising.

This picture shows fellow Mt. Sinai climbers. I’m astonished that some climbers (especially the Westerners) did not use torch lights to climb up the mountain! They solely relied on the strong overpowering moonlight. The moon was soooo round and bright that I at first mistook it for a rising sun!

Yes, to be able to savour the sunrise after such a long hike is a great reward!


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Olivia Griselda

A photographer & filmmaker based in Singapore.

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