Take Your Balls And Go Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

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Mount Hua, or Hua Shan, or Xiyue located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Xi’an. It is one of China’s Five Great Mountains, and has a long history of religious significance. Originally classified as having three peaks, in modern times the mountain is classified as five main peaks, of which the highest is the South Peak at 2,154.9 metres (7,070 ft).

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There are two walking trails leading to Huashan’s North Peak (1614 m), the lowest of the mountain’s five major peaks. The most popular is the traditional route in Hua Shan Yu (Hua Shan Gorge) first developed in the 3rd to 4th century A.D. and with successive expansion, mostly during the Tang Dynasty. It winds for 6 km from Huashan village to the north peak. A new route in Huang Pu Yu (Huang Pu Gorge, named after the hermit Huang Lu Zi who lived in this gorge in 8th century BC) that follows the cable car to the North Peak is actually the ancient trail used prior to the Tang Dynasty, which has since fallen into disrepair.

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It had only been known to local villagers living nearby at the gorges until 1949, when a group of 7 PLA with a local guide used this route to climb to North Peak and captured over 100 KMT soldiers stationed in North Peak and along the routes in the traditional route. This trail is now known as “The Route Intelligent Take-over of Hua Shan” and was reinforced in early 2000. The Cable Car System stations are built next to the beginning and ends of this trail.

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From the North Peak, a series of paths rise up to the Canglong Ling, which is a climb more than 300 meters on top of a mountain ridge. This was the only trail to go to the four other peaks, the West Peak (2038 m), the Center Peak (2042 m), the East Peak (2100 m) and the South Peak (2154.9m), until a new path was built to the east and walk around the ridge in 1998.

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Huashan has historically been a place of retreat for hardy hermits, whether Daoist, Buddhist or other; access to the mountain was only deliberately available to the strong-willed, or those who had found “the way”. With greater mobility and prosperity, Chinese, particularly students, began to test their mettle and visit in the 1980s. The inherent danger of many of the exposed, narrow pathways with precipitous drops gave the mountain a deserved reputation for danger. As tourism has boomed and the mountain’s accessibility vastly improved with the installation of the cable car in the 1990s, visitor numbers surged.

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Despite the safety measures introduced by cutting deeper pathways and building up stone steps and wider paths, as well as adding railings, fatalities continued to occur. The local government has proceeded to open new tracks and created one-way routes on some more hair-raising parts, such that the mountain can be scaled without significant danger now, barring crowds and icy conditions. Some of the most precipitous tracks have actually been closed off. The former trail that leads to the South Peak from the North Peak is on a cliff face, and it was known as being extremely dangerous; there is now a new and safer stone-built path to reach the South Peak temple, and on to the Peak itself.

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Many Chinese still climb at nighttime, in order to reach the East Peak by dawn – though the mountain now has many hostels. 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.

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失踪した自閉症の3歳児を守り抜いていたのは2匹の愛犬だった(アメリカ)

2匹の犬が子供を守る"

2匹の犬が子供を守る image credit:WJHG-TV/Twitter

 アメリカのフロリダ州で、自閉症の3歳男児が突然自宅から姿を消し、一家はパニックになった。

 言葉を話すことができない男児の安否を心配する近所住民や、2つの郡の保安官事務所が捜索をしたところ、男児は無事に発見。男児の傍には2匹の飼い犬が守護神のように寄り添っていたという。『WJHG』などが伝えている。 続きを読む

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【画像】 「3万円で買ったフィギュアのクオリティがヤバすぎる・・」 告発画像に衝撃走る

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飴細工感。



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【動画】 「死ぬる、死ぬる」男性の叫び声・・ 東広島の土砂崩れで親子2人が死亡 市「職員が避難勧告を見落としてしまった」

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広島県東広島市で、裏山が崩れて民家が巻き込まれ、この家に住む2人の捜索が続いていましたが、いずれも死亡が確認されました。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260837.html

天才ヨウム、記憶テストで名門大学の学生を上回る成績を出す(米研究)

天才ヨウム、名門大学生に記憶ゲームで勝つ

天才ヨウム、名門大学生に記憶ゲームで勝つ image by:Harvard University

 世界最高峰と言われているのアメリカ、マサチューセッツ州にあるハーバード大学には世界中から英才が集まってくる。グリフィンくんは、そんな英才ぞろいの学生たちにテストで勝ってしまう天才ヨウムだ。

 ヨウムはオウム目インコ科の大型インコで、知能が高く人の言葉をよく覚える種として知られており、ペットとしての人気も高い。

 今回、名門大学に通う現役大学生と子供、ヨウムのグリフィンくんで、記憶を試すゲームを行った。その結果、グリフィンくんは、現役大学生よりも好成績を収めたのだ。 続きを読む

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【動画】 「めざましテレビ」阿部華也子、強調ノースリーブにファン歓喜ww 「かやぱい」「これ最高!」

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フリーアナウンサー兼タレント・阿部華也子が『めざましテレビ』(フジテレビ系)で着用した衣装が、刺激的な上にカワイイと好評だ。



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和田アキ子、TBSアナへまさかの暴言・・ 放送事故だと視聴者騒然 「見ててしんどい」

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【動画】 とんでもない女性の書道師範代が現れネット震撼ww 「これはけしからん・・」

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日本書道 師範代 、満天花 肥女(まんてんか ひめ)です。



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【画像】 深田恭子、私服センスが衝撃的だとネット騒然ww 「小学生」「90年代の中学生」「スギちゃんじゃん」

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『女性自身』7月21日号が、女優・深田恭子のプライベート姿をスクープ。ネット上では〝小学生のような〟私服センスにツッコミを入れる声が上がっている・・



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【動画】 アンガールズ山根の激変した姿に視聴者騒然ww 「別人じゃん」「イケメンになっている・・」

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『アンガールズ』の山根良顕が7月13日放送の『有吉ゼミ』(日本テレビ系)に出演。筋トレの影響で体重が増えていると明かし、視聴者からは「別人だ」と驚きの声があがっている 続きを読む

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【動画】 「岡山の奇跡」桜井日奈子の現在の姿にネット騒然ww 「めちゃくちゃ太った」「一瞬誰か分からなかった・・」

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女優の桜井日奈子さんと小西桜子さんが7月13日、テレビ東京の公式YouTubeチャンネルで配信された同局の深夜連続ドラマ「ふろがーる!」の放送直前会見に登場・・


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