Mount Huashan is not only one of the five sacred mountains of China, but it also happens to be one of the most spectacular hikes in the world. It’s known for being a sometimes treacherous hike, though there are a variety of trails so even the inexperienced hiker can still experience at least some of the mountain’s majesty. For those that wish to push themselves to the limit, the climb to the southern peak is the one to aim for. Being a public trail, with no warnings or regulations, the mountain is often filled with inexperienced hikers and the past has seen more than its share of people making fatal mistakes and falling to their deaths.
Not for the weak of heart, alligator wrestling is a very methodological process with many guidelines that need to be followed in order to come out with all of your limbs. The following, very brief outline will explain how the pros do it. Warning, don’t try this at home!
One technique has evolved from eastern religion and philosophy – that of meditating upon death itself as the inevitable outcome of life. The theory is that if one accepts death as a given, then the fear of it will subside.