Climbing Adam’s Peak – Sri Lanka
Photos taken 1986. Adam’s peak is a pilgrimage for Hindus, Muslims and Christians alike. At the top is a giant carved footprint, about six feet from toe to heel, said to have been made by the Buddha, Shiva, or Adam, depending on your predilections or beliefs.
Photo of Peak from a distance.
The peak itself is 7,360 feet above sea level. I was 45 when I made the climb. Not sure I could do it again but would like to.
Photo below is at the entrance.
It took seven hours to get to the top, a distance of a little less than five miles. Steeper than 45 degrees at all times. Lights were stung along the way, and there were little rest stop stands that sold coffee and soft drinks. Began the climb at 10 p.m., got the the top around 5 in the morning.