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Virtual Great Wall: Looks Precarious

I’m approaching the 20% milestone (at which point another real tree is planted, and three more postcards have arrived.

Here’s one, and a small excerpt from it:

The most exciting part of this Wall is the Eagle Flying Tower. Built on steep cliffs, the Wall has near vertical steps on both sides of the peak. On the left side the path requires scrambling up crumbled walls and endless sections of rubble. On the right side the descending stairs, known as Heavenly Ladder, lean at 85-degrees angle.

They are so narrow at the top that only one person could pass at a time. Each step is shallow horizontally and deep vertically, making it difficult to climb down. It would be easier getting down in a sitting position than standing up.

I can’t help but think I’d tumble down.