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The Taishan Stairmaster 7851

May 12th 2009
I travelled up Mt Tai (Taishan) today. I've been wanting to do it for some time. Obviously Dave is still reeling from the mountain in Costa Rica so I invited one of my colleagues at work, Jojo, to join me. Her animal sign is the Ox and it's considered lucky if she climbs the mountain in 'her' year. The day was long. It took us 5 1/2 hours to climb to the top gate (of course, I'm stopping every ... read more
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