Trip To St. Catherine

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St. Catherine

Jebel Safsafa.

We set off on our journey to Cairo at mid-day on a Saturday and arrived there – via a long layover in Paris – in the middle of the night on Sunday. Flying in this age of Covid is a bit more bumpy: for example, Air France strictly requires single-use surgical masks (cloth reusables are not kosher) which we were not aware of. Fortunately, all went fairly smoothly. A quick night in a Cairo airport hotel and a morning hop to Sharm El-Sheikh where Misha was waiting for us. From there we drove 2 hours to the village of St. Catherine which sort of just south of the middle of the Sinai Peninsula. There we would stay in a place called Fox Camp for about 5 nights. The place was certainly not busy but there were a handful of other visitors (Euros) and even a few climbers (all of them Ukrainian).

Photos

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Camping out during our long layover at CDG (Dec. 2020).

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Team PPE at CDG (Dec. 2020).

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Cairo-bound finally (Dec. 2020).

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A short, 4 hour hop put us in Cairo in the middle of the night (Dec. 2020).

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Sharm El-Sheikh the following morning (Dec. 2020).

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Oh yeah.

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Arriving at Fox Camp on the outskirts of St. Catherine (Dec. 2020).

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Fox Camp (Dec. 2020).

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Our chilly room at Fox Camp (Dec. 2020).

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Astroturf in St. Catherine and Jebel Safsafa (Dec. 2020).

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Looking for dinner on our first evening in St. Catherine (Dec. 2020).

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Dinner companion (Dec. 2020).

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Jebel Safsafa on our hike back from town to Fox Camp (Dec. 2020).

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