Mountain Trail Hanging by a Thread

Posted November 9, 2006

An email came in with a series of stomach-tingling pictures taken along a rustic mountain trail, suitable for free climbers only as far as I'm concerned.  The full impact of the pictures was hard to grasp on the small screen of my incoming message display so I'm repeating the message as a web page, where it's easy to get full-screen display by hitting F11 in MS Internet Explorer (or whatever the hot key is in your browser).  Judging by the writing on the photos, the mountain is in an Asian country.  Here are the pictures and captions from the email message:

Just a Walk up a Mountain Trail...

First - Lets take the tram up to the start of the trail ...
You're not afraid of heights are you?

Good, now follow the path.
Be sure to hold on to the "railing."
What a great Old World rustic look they gave it.

Be sure to look down at the scenery.  What a great view!

Be courteous when passing someone going in the opposite direction.
Give them lots of room; don't crowd.

Now, a leisurely trail walk for a short distance.

Gets a little steeper here - so put your toes in the holes. Yes, the chain is a little rusty
and could  break at any time, but isn't that all part of the adventure?

A few more steps to go but don't worry, the safety inspectors check all of the hardware
 ... every five years or so.

You made it!  The view's great isn't it?
... but be careful not to sit in any of the spots reserved for the handicapped!