4 days ago
Climbing Adams Peak has to be one of the best travel experiences I’ve done to date. Adams peak is a conical mountain that pilgrims climb to see Sri Pada "sacred footprint", a rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is thought to be the footprint of Buddha. It’s not easy especially as you have to set off at 2am if you want to be at the top for sunrise, it consists of approximately 5500 steps to reach the top. It’s a well trodden path with hundreds of pilgrims making the journey everyday, mostly Sri Lankan’s and a couple of tourists. Climbing Adams peak made me feel alive spiritually, mentally and physically. Watching the sunrise above the carpet of clouds was a mystical experience, we were stood in the cold, dark, misty morning waiting anxiously, as the sky gradually got lighter everyone seemed restless waiting for the sun to break into our view. The moment it did brought a smile to my face and everyone’s around me, it was a beautiful sight that I will not forget. Now to head back down the thousands of steps with a new found energy for life.
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