Be prepared. It is a tough hike, but if you prepare and take the comments on this thread seriously, you shouldn’t have any trouble. A walking stick is mandatory. You can probably do without it, but it would harder than it should be coming down. Bring food and water. The hike saps it out of you. We went in good weather so the view was amazing. Layers of clothes are also important. I was overdressed and stripped down to a slicker and a T shirt.