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Q: Have you climbed a mountain in China?

I unintentionally did today. I went to a park at the base of a mountain here in my city. I started up a path that I thought might just go up a little way to a pavilion or something. When I noticed where it really went, I thought it couldn't be so bad, so I kept climbing. Every time I thought "this is the top," there were more stairs to climb. I did eventually make it to the top...about an hour later. I climbed part of the Great Wall before, but this mountain had many more stairs, although they were evenly spaced. The park itself is only about a 15 minute walk from my apartment, which is why I went in the first place. Do any of you live near the mountains? Have you ever climbed them? You know, not actual mountain climbing, but walking up the stairs? I am so out of shape, I thought I was going to die. Crying

8 years 9 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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I have been to Mt Wuyi and Mt Wutai. I have plans to go the Mt Hua and Mt Huangshan as well. Great places to walk around but you need to avoid weekends and holidays as the paths can get quite crowded.

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I've climbed Kong Tong mountain. It is one of the 6/7 mountains of Confucius or something. It is full of Buddhist temples in places that seem impossible and also home to Shaolin Kung-fu.

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Baishuizhai about 2 hours outside of Guangzhou. 9,999 steps to the top. I think I made it to 4,500 and we had to turn back. I had a bunch of women with me wearing the wrong kind of shoes and there was 1 bottle of water to be shared among 5 people. No one knew how to properly plan for this little excursion.

There were rest areas every 500 steps with people selling food and drinks. Surprise surprise, the higher you got, the more expensive things became. That being said, the landscape was really beautiful. It would have been better if Chinese people had been taught not to litter in their national parks.

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I climbed a mountain called Tian Mu, it is near Lin An Zhejiang province. It took us about 5 or 6 hours and that was no where near the uppermost part. We got a bus back down to our Hotel room. It was a good walk a lot of steps but nothing dangerous. I wrote a story for China Daily, it is called the "Eight Thousand Steps of Tian Mu".

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Here in Guangzhou we have Baiyun mountain... where I come from it's essentially a "hill"... I laughed when I was invited to climb the mountain, I was wearing hiking boots, a day pack, water the whole works... It was a paved road and manicures pats everywhere... I come from a place where snow stays on the mountains year round and you can see the fjords when you climb them, the FASTEST I've ever "climbed" a mountain back home was 5 hours... I'm sure in Tibet or Yunnan the mountains will be more impressive...

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mostly every students here in China must have probably climbed at least one mountain. i can't count how many have I climbed since my arrival in China, but it's fun and very exhausting. most parks in China have mountains   to climb, some very high some relatively low but whatever the case, the think is the more you climb, the more you want to reach the top and see what is hidden there but when you eventually make it to the top, there is nothing absolutely apart from your body questioning you of punishing it that much hehe.

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I climbed Panshan Mountain Park in Jixian, Tianjin,  with my private student last year.

 

Entrance fee to the mountain is 100 Rmb per person. Place is mobbed on weekends. Despite relatively high entrance fee, mountain is not well maintained: plastic bottles and paper waste is everywhere. Water in the bottom of waterfalls is dirty. If I would be with the dog, I wouldn't let my dog drink water out of the waterfalls.  

It took us some two hours to come to the top of the mountain. We sat down, and rest for an hour.

Now, we are ready to walk back to the valley, but.......Bilingual signs are everywhere: 'Walkway to the bottom of the mountain is closed!' 

 

No worries, Chinese said: 'There is a gondola service, which will take you back to the valley! For a fee of 160 Rmb.'

 

Isn't that called 'rape' in English?

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there are few hills around my place. I always think to be on the top some day but never got time...well it is not time just something pulling me back...may be i feel bit uncomfortable to walk around as Zombies (just a symbolic term as they don't understand me and I don't understand them, only get stares)...but before leaving China I would definitely be there...

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i climbed baiyuyuan mountain in guangzhou..not sure if the spelling is right......but this mountain is so small it is considered a hill in the north......so i went to shandong and climbed taishan mountain which to me seems like climbing mount everest....i got so tired that felt for a moment that am going to die or something

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I climbed Fenghuang mountain in Shenzhen on the last Sunday,and i still feel my legs are going to break.

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In Kaiping I visited this kind of park-hill, even made one panorama shot from the tower on the top.
I think most of cities have it...

but it is incomparable to Tatra mountains in my homeland...

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  Climbed Emeishan, south of Chengdu. It was fogged out, total bloody waste of time.

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i climbed some mountains near my city probably don't remember their names but i climbed.....

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i climbed the mountain and the mountain won

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About a year and a half ago I climbed Hua Shan just outside of Xi'an.  It was beautiful.

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i have climbed Emei mountain,QingCheng mountail and Fragrant mountain.I love to climb mountain.which are very beautiful.when i climbed to the peak.I will be happy.

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