We were moving at a steady pace, but had to keep taking a few snack breaks and drinking water to stay energized and hydrated. It took us about 4.5 hours to make it to the top. The weather kept changing along the way and was pretty warm throughout but once at the top it was pretty chilly!! The last mile of switchbacks is probably the hardest part. It really gets your heart pumping but if you just push yourself as much as you can, you will get there.