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reply to post by CIAGypsy
My sense of adventure is safe and sound, and easily found ...right here in my office chair. It's a mere 2 1/2 feet from Terra Firma with a big floor to land on if I fall out of it somehow.
Many Chinese still climb at nighttime, in order to reach the East Peak by dawn —though the mountain now has many hotels. This practice is a holdover from when it was considered safer to simply be unable to see the extreme danger of the tracks during the ascent, as well as to avoid meeting descending visitors at points where pathways have scarcely enough room for one visitor to pass through safely.
As early as the 2nd century BCE, there was a Daoist temple known as the Shrine of the Western Peak located at its base. Daoists believed that in the mountain lives the god of the underworld. The temple at the foot of the mountain was often used for spirit mediums to contact the god and his underlings.
Huashan, because of the inaccessibility of its summits, only received Imperial and local pilgrims, and was not well visited by pilgrims from the rest of China. Huashan was also an important place for immortality seekers, as many herbal Chinese medicines are grown and powerful drugs were reputed to be found there. Kou Qianzhi (365–448), the founder of the Northern Celestial Masters received revelations there, as did Chen Tuan (920–989), who spent the last part of his life in hermitage on the west peak. In the 1230s, all the temples on the mountain came under control of the Daoist Quanzhen School.
reply to post by Watchfull
I'm SOOOOO going there on my next vacation!!
And who says the Chinese don't have nerves of steel? lol....
I want to go there now. With my Gopro. Imagine the views on youtube : Cup of tea GoPro hero 3 edition.
All those that said "no way" might not want to watch this vid.
I like the part at the end when the plank stops.