Next day we ventured up the mountain, climbing for 9 hours, up and down thousands of stairs, nearly vertical paths with no railings, falling would mean certain death, yet what pwnage views we all saw. the paths have been expanding since the chinese started building them about 1500years ago, all by hand. every few minutes we would see a man with 2 huge blocks of concrete/cement/buckets of water/food/whatever they needed hanging off a pole along their neck. some of the oldest people i’ve seen carrying 50kg+. there was also an option for people to get carried by two men around the mountain on a thronelike chair.. wtf? crazy day and ended up not being able to walk normally for the next few days.