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.

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.

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