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Jabal Katherina Ski Resort Guide

Jabal Katherina Ski Resort Guide

Jabal Katherina (Egypt) photo

Jabal Katherina

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Snow Camels, Egypt, Jabal Katherina photo

Jabal Katherina

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Late april in Egypt., Jabal Katherina photo

Jabal Katherina

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St Chatherine Sinai Egypt Snow 20-1-2012, Jabal Katherina photo

Jabal Katherina

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clear
15 NNW15
13 °C F-Level
3800m
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partially cloudy
15 NNW15
15 °C F-Level
3850m
night
partially cloudy
10 NW10
13 °C F-Level
3950m

The Sinai Peninsula, in Egypt, separates mainland Egypt from Jordan and the Mediterranean from the Red Sea. Mount Sinai is a mountain massif in the southern central part of the peninsula, where the land is a triangular point. On two of its three sides are the gulfs of the Red Sea. Mount Sinai is a barren rocky massif, rising from red sandy plains. Of its many peaks, some debate exists over which is the original Mount Sinai of Moses and Mohammed. The mountains with the most supporters, in the debate, are Jebel Musa (7,500 ft.), whose very name is Arabic for 'Mountain of Moses', and Jabal Katherina (8,651 ft.), the massif's highest peak. Mount Sinai is not a spectacular peak, but its fame lies in its religious significance to Christians, Jews and Muslims. Moses is reported,in Exodus, to have received the word of God via a burning bush on this mountain, and to have received the Ten Commandments in a cave near the summit. Mount Sinai is also the place from which Mohammed ascended into Heaven. Both churches and mosques have been built on or around the mountain through the centuries. The most prominent is St. Catherine's Monastery, an impressive sixth century structure which occupies much of Jebel Musa from the base to 5,000 feet up its north side. Monks of the early centuries zealously carved 3,000 steps into the mountain, leading to the summit. This route gains 2500 feet in elevation from the monastery, climbing past large cypress trees and ancient ruins. A trail connects the summits of Jebel Musa and Jabal Katherina, and a small chapel stands atop the latter. Today the monks at St. Catherine's serve as mountain tour guides, but only on certain days, so it is wise to check ahead.

Resorts close to Jabal Katherina include: Zaarour (622 km), Mzaar Kfardebian (632 km), Laqlouq (645 km), Cedars (661 km), Ehden Town (667 km),


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City Forecasts
Closest to Jabal Katherina

city forecasts
Hurghada, Egypt 147 km
Eilat, Israel 149 km
Aqaba, Jordan 160 km
Ain Sukhna, Egypt 196 km
Safaga, Egypt 201 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Jabal Katherina

surf forecast
Eilat (Green Beach), Israel 150 km
Gaza Harbourmouth, Israel 334 km
Ziqim ( Zikim) Beach, Israel 345 km
Ashkelon Shimshon, Israel 351 km
Tayelet Ashkelon, Israel 354 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Jabal Katherina

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Jabal Katherina

mountain forecasts
Mount Sinai, Egypt 4 km
Mount Catherine, Egypt 5 km
Jabal al-Lawz, Saudi Arabia 134 km
Jabal Umm ad Dami, Jordan 168 km
Shaiyb al-Banat, Egypt 180 km