Mount Catherine Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Catherine that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Catherine, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
November 01, 2017
Greg Harris from Canada
The climb to the summit of Mount Katherine is a relatively straight-forward hike up a well trodden camel path. The hike can be accomplished (up and down) in a single long day. No special equipment is necessary. Trekking poles are not required but might assist. Very near the summit there is a small refuge if one needs to spend the night in some shelter. There is a toilet right at the summit (standard squat toilet -- bring your own toilet paper). There is also a cooking shelter near the summit where meals can be prepared out of the wind and elements. Even though Mount Katherine is in the Sinai Desert, be prepared with a tent (unless you're going to stay in the one room refuge) and some warmer clothing. At the summit it can get quite windy and cold once the sun goes down.