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LEBillfish
12-13-2007, 11:19 AM
Received this as an email, not sure if real or not yet in anycase....Kewl! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Try a mountain trail stroll in China .
1st - Let's take the tram up to the start of the trail.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled1.jpg

Follow the path.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled2.jpg

Be sure to hold on to the railing.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled3.jpg

Keep an eye on the person in front of you.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled4.jpg

Be very careful when passing someone going in the opposite direction.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled5.jpg

Now just up a few steps. (They are on the left in the picture)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled6.jpg

Getsa little steeper here - so put your toes in the holes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled7.jpg

A few more steps to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled8.jpg

Finally insight, the Teahouse!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled9.jpg

SeaFireLIV
12-13-2007, 11:26 AM
It looks real, but it also looks insane. Surely people have fallen off! That would never be allowed for the average person here.

general_kalle
12-13-2007, 11:26 AM
zZzZ thats not interesting. whats the challenge?
even a wheelchair could go there.


ah just kidding. looks kinda riski to me.

but if you are british i understand. i mean.
everything for tea right? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

blairgowrie
12-13-2007, 11:27 AM
I don't like heights. Just looking at those pics makes me feel very uncomfortable.

But most interesting nonetheless.

ploughman
12-13-2007, 11:31 AM
Good gods!

My other half's an archeologist who spent a bit of time in China a couple of years ago. She noted the profusion of locks attached to the cables and said she'd seen a Buddhist temple in Chengde that was groaning under the weight of locks, they were some sort of religious devotion.

Up there you'd definately want at least one god on your side.

Divine-Wind
12-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by blairgowrie:
I don't like heights. Just looking at those pics makes me feel very uncomfortable.

But most interesting nonetheless.
Same here. When we went to the Grand Canyon we decided it would be a great idea to go onto a little miniature platform hanging over the edge several thousand feet about the canyon floor... I almost imploded when I looked down.

And strangely enough I am fascinated with planes, and have never gotten queasy looking down from planes.

Waldo.Pepper
12-13-2007, 11:39 AM
I don't like heights either. But if I was there that would be irresistible to me. If I didn't go I'd come home and think about it for the rest of my life and regret it. So I would have to do it.

leitmotiv
12-13-2007, 11:40 AM
Maybe when I was 15 and thought I was immortal.

I think it is having a seat under our posteriors and being inside a tube which removes some of the dread of heights, Divine-Wind. Flying never bothered me for years, but, by my last trans-Atlantic ('95), I was terrified. Hate flying in airliners now. Probably would not feel this way in a AT-6.

SeaFireLIV
12-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Imagine visting China one day and your chinese friends say:

"Would you like to visit a very special temple that our people highly respect?"

"Yea, sure."

"It`s high up a cliffside."

"so it`ll be a bit of a steep climb then?

"Yes, but do not worry... Everyone does it!"


And then you find yourself having to sidle along those planks holding onto just a chain, thinking, "Why oh why didn`t they mention this bit?" As your hands and legs begin to tremble.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif



Originally posted by LEBillfish:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/untitled3.jpg



Actually, I`m glad Billfish posted this cos it`s great stuff to add for my work, especially if real.

LEBillfish
12-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
....And strangely enough I am fascinated with planes, and have never gotten queasy looking down from planes.

As you're surrounded by the plane....Also you may find the same experience skydiving, as when you do it, it seems so surreal it just doesn't register like being say 50' from the ground.

Yet on a climb the ground is right there, just falling away fast http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Divine-Wind
12-13-2007, 11:46 AM
Aye. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ploughman
12-13-2007, 11:48 AM
There does come a moment when it stops being either fun, dull or stimulating and starts to become terrifying. In the past I've jumped out of planes and not really thought too much of it, but now, I'm a white knuckler and find the whole experience quite stressful.

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-13-2007, 11:52 AM
lmao http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

I've skydived, hang-glided, still a certified SCUBA diver, and done a bit of mountain-climbing/hiking while in Colorado...but that's just off the hook.

buzzsaw1939
12-13-2007, 11:54 AM
Thats The same for me DW, never could convince people of that, they thought I was kidding, but only as I got older!

When I was a kid, they called me a mountain goat when on hunting trips.

A few years ago I bought an ultralight, was haveing a good time till I hit a gust of wind, I just about sh_t my pants! I thought it was going to chuck me out, in spite of the belts.

Now I tell people "I like rideing in planes, not on them" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

leitmotiv
12-13-2007, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
There does come a moment when it stops being either fun, dull or stimulating and starts to become terrifying. In the past I've jumped out of planes and not really thought too much of it, but now, I'm a white knuckler and find the whole experience quite stressful.

Better man than I, Gunga-PM. I would only jump out of an airplane as a last resort!

ploughman
12-13-2007, 12:02 PM
You ever go up to the nipple on the top of St Paul's in London? There'se a metal staircase in the dome section, I was so overwhelmed by vertigo I crawled up it on my hands and knees.

Compared to that, and getting a cup of tea in China, jumping out of a plane is easy.

leitmotiv
12-13-2007, 12:06 PM
Hmmmm, maybe after several tinctures of laudanum I'll try the parachute gambit... Never did the St Paul's---my vertigo threshold is very low.

buzzsaw1939
12-13-2007, 12:08 PM
Maybe we just don't trust our hands and feet as much when we get older! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Billy_BigBoy
12-13-2007, 12:10 PM
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Awesome!

I did something like that back in the 90's in Spain. (man, I've must have been out of my mind!)
http://www.yorkmc.org.uk/Gallery/ElChorro/thumbs/YMC%20El%20Chorro%20080.jpg

It's called El Chorro Gorge. In english The King's path. But that was nothing compared to this chinese thing!

LEBillfish
12-13-2007, 02:48 PM
Wonder if the employees take the elevator that MUST run up the backside http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

GreyFox5
12-13-2007, 03:14 PM
Oh hell no No Tea is that good!

zardozid
12-14-2007, 09:18 AM
I'm the kind of person who would love getting up their, and having a look around...but would probably have a panic attack on the way back down.(after I thought about where I was. LOL) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Worf101
12-14-2007, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by blairgowrie:
I don't like heights. Just looking at those pics makes me feel very uncomfortable.

But most interesting nonetheless.
But you put your butt in a virtual airplane on a daily basis?

Funneee

Worf101
12-14-2007, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by zardozid:
I'm the kind of person who would love getting up their, and having a look around...but would probably have a panic attack on the way back down.(after I thought about where I was. LOL) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Aye there's the rub. I could get up there but you'd have to call a helicopter to get my chickenchit butt back down again. I'm gripping just looking at these pics.

Da "you want me to go up where?" Worfster

Loco-S
12-14-2007, 10:40 AM
makes me remember the Inca trails, some parts are 2 feet wide and 3,000 feet straight down, I have to dig some pics I have from Peru.

turnipkiller
12-14-2007, 05:14 PM
That is scary. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

This would be me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/turnipkiller/untitled9.jpg

R_Target
12-14-2007, 07:49 PM
http://i5.tinypic.com/6uhcd1u.jpg

carguy_
12-14-2007, 08:23 PM
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Thanx Fishy, the pics almost made me puke!

If I went there with a guide I`d simulate some sort of attack not to go there.

I must say people who go there are not stupid but crazy cuz even a friggin neanderthal would realise how many things can go wrong up there.

I was in me country hills going up a steep mountain when I was requested to CLIMB a rock to reach the destination.Terrified I was.

joeap
12-15-2007, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by Worf101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by zardozid:
I'm the kind of person who would love getting up their, and having a look around...but would probably have a panic attack on the way back down.(after I thought about where I was. LOL) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Aye there's the rub. I could get up there but you'd have to call a helicopter to get my chickenchit butt back down again. I'm gripping just looking at these pics.

Da "you want me to go up where?" Worfster </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think I'd get a helicopter THERE AND BACK. I thought the trail I climbed in the Alps this past summer was scary but it's a baby trail compared to this. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

DuxCorvan
12-15-2007, 04:39 AM
Who is the guy who installed the planks and the chains? And what will do the UPS guys when they bring the monk-boss's new piano?

DuxCorvan
12-15-2007, 05:57 AM
Now this requires a different kind of valour:

'Capela dos Ossos' in Campo Maior, Portugal.
http://www.cm-campo-maior.pt/galeria/data/media/7/Capela_Ossos_04.jpg
http://www.cm-campo-maior.pt/galeria/data/media/7/Capela_Ossos_05.jpg
http://www.cm-campo-maior.pt/galeria/data/media/7/Capela_Ossos_06.jpg
http://www.cm-campo-maior.pt/galeria/data/media/7/Capela_Ossos_07.jpg

In 1732 there was a terrible explosion in a gunpowder depot. To remember such mournful tragedy, in 1766, they built a whole chapel with the bones of more than 800 victims.

A similar place in Evora, also Portugal:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Capela_dos_ossos.jpg/800px-Capela_dos_ossos.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Capela_dos_ossos_pormenor.jpg/800px-Capela_dos_ossos_pormenor.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Capela_dos_ossos_coluna.jpg/800px-Capela_dos_ossos_coluna.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Capela_dos_ossos_pormenor_parede.jpg/800px-Capela_dos_ossos_pormenor_parede.jpg

The hanging mummies of an adult and a child. Gasp! ( You may find this disturbing (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/Capela_dos_ossos_esqueletos.jpg/800px-Capela_dos_ossos_esqueletos.jpg)) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

The inscription at the entrance: "Nos, ossos que aqui estamos, pelos vossos esperamos." ("We the bones that are here, are just waiting for yours.")
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Capela_dos_ossos_inscricao.jpg/800px-Capela_dos_ossos_inscricao.jpg

Monterey13
12-15-2007, 08:35 AM
Climbing is ok, but I also like to do this...
The entrance to this cave is amazing. You climb down a series of ladders for like 20 minutes to get down inside. If I were any bigger, I wouldn't have made it thru certain spots, as I had to squeeze through. Not for the claustrophobic!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/246525907_1c5333e422.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/425010407_89adff4e60.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/970422756_e192ea497a.jpg

There are many "heights" underground too...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/969609717_3b539a3a0f.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammoth_Cave_National_Park

jasonbirder
12-15-2007, 08:43 AM
Its called Via Ferrata, I don't know about the US, but there are plenty of places to do that here in Europe - its quite popular.