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St. Catherine Monastery and Mt. Sinai

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6.9 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


68%

Runnable

2,433' 742 m

Ascent

-2,432' -741 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

7,337' 2,236 m

High

5,062' 1,543 m

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Shared By Kamen Ruskov

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A must-do run that takes you one of the oldest monasteries and then on top of Mt. Sinai!

Kamen Ruskov

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An amazing and challenging run up to the summit of Mt. Sinai.

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The run initially follows the road to the monastery (south). This section is almost flat and the landscape becomes increasingly more impressive. After the monastery, the trail becomes slightly steeper and later, steeper yet. Note that there is also a winding track (which is widely used by tourists and pilgrims) that is easier, but longer. I have marked a somewhat shorter route that I found better suited to me and allows you to save some time on the way up. Once at the top, allow yourself enough time to marvel at the majestic vistas. There is an Orthodox Chapel on the summit as well.

Flora & Fauna

mint, Sinai Rosefinch

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