I won't lie & say that this was a walk in the park. This was by far the hardest thing I've ever done physically! Myself & my Boyfriend climbed this in 2hrs 15min, making it to the top for around 4:30am. The climb was extremely tiring, but once you see 90 year old ladies being carried up by their loved ones, you complain a little less & get stuck in! There are tea shops literally every 100m up the mountain, so don't worry about not being able to take breaks. The last tea shop is around 300 steps from the top. When you actually get up there, it's absolutely freezing, so it's best to take up a blanket or a few layers of warm clothes for the wait! The sunrise is absolutely beautiful, although the donation buildings do ruin the view a little. Getting back down is a real test on the knees, but once you're at the bottom, turning around & seeing what you have just achieved it a feeling like no other!