Mount Saint Catherine is the highest point in the Sinai peninsula, reaching a height of 2,646 meters. One begins the ascent to the peak from the Chapel of the Forty Martyrs (Arbain), from where it is a four hour climb to the summit. The peak is surmounted by the Chapel of Saint Catherine, which is adjoined by two cells and a small kitchen area for the aid of pilgrims. From the summit, it is possible to view the Red Sea and the distant mountains of mainland Egypt.