This shows the most dangerous section of the track through the gorge in 1994, when part of the track had been swept away by a landslip. All that was left was a narrow ledge in the gravel and clay less than a foot wide, for a few very exposed metres of trail on the steep slope - one slip would have meant a fall to certain death far below. I still can't believe I was stupid enough to try it ... but it was a long walk back to Qiaotou and it was late in the day.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Tiger Leaping Gorge landslide section, 1994
"Beyond Pentiwan, the third hamlet in the gorge, the trail is extremely dangerous, as rock slides occur continuously."- Joseph Rock.