Meet Luo Dengping: China’s Cliff-Climbing "Spiderwoman"

Submitted by: normalfreak2 1 month ago in Lifestyle Sports


This traditional ropeless mountain climbing used to be used to gather herbs, now it's a tourist attraction.

An excerpt from the BBC: Climbers had used these skills to collect swallow dung for fertilizer and herbs to sell as medicine. But as Western medicine grows in popularity, climbers can no longer make money selling herbs.

Instead, they are hired by the local tourist board to show off their climbing skills to tourists – which they say brings in more money and saves them from moving to the cities to look for work.
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