So here we go again another early start and a 8 hour bus ride to Mt sinai. We make amazing time thanks to our driver Mr F and complete our journey in just over 6 hours. We check into our rooms and have a rest for a while before we all meet at 15:30 for our climb of Mt Sinai. We get on the coach and are soon at the car park at the bottom of the mountain. We walk up the path for a while until we reach St Catharines monastery. At this point Tam asks us who wants to walk and who wants to do the first two thirds on camel for £120 (Egyptian). We all choose the camel. We mount up and off we go with Tam on the leading camel and me in second place. I'm very surprised that the camels aren't being lead by the camel owners but we are left for our camels to find there own way which they do without any problem. After a while on a wider stretch of the trail Rachel's camel decides he wants to lead and over takes both me and Tam. It stays like this for a while then my camel decides he doesn't want an smelly arse in his face and over takes Tam and then a little while later Rachel. This continues most of the way up with one overtaking the other. After a while I can feel the cheeks of my arse falling asleep and my thighs start to ache, I'm so looking forward to getting off this thing. We eventually get to the finish point for the camels and we all dismount. This has got to be one of the most hilarious sights ever. Everyone and I mean everyone has dismounted and is now walking like John Wyne. We rest for a while before we tackle the 350 + steps to the top. We set off and have just over an hour and a half to make it to the top before sunset. This is the part iv been dreading but I'm determined to get there. We reach it to the top and rest and I light up a well deserved cigarette. We take a few photos and wait for the sun to disappear below the mountains in front of us. I sit on a rock with my iPod on and watch another day dissolve in an orange and pink light shown behind the mountains. We then start our decent down trying to make sure we get to the camp which we left Tam at before it gets dark. We meet Tam and sit for a while and drink tea with a local guide. Then it's torches on and off down the track in the dark.