Up To The Top 2

    Now we are climbing up the Heavenly Tour Peak, but slowly at first.

A pause along the way near the bottom. Our guide is explaining to Liqi the story told by the inscription on the rock.

Some of the steep hills around the fifth bend in the Nine-Bend River, which can be seen just behind the bushes in the center of the photo.

Note the sheer faces on these rocks. Did giants in the past carve it out with a big knife?

Zhang Yaolong just before we start to climb.

Looking back at the rocks around Five Bend.

We chose the route to Heavenly Tour Peak.

No, we didn't go up there.

Ahead to Up 3
Back to China June 2002