Woman free-solos 70-foot castle wall

$4 entrance fee too steep; copycats injured

Oct 14, 2011
Outside Magazine

In an effort to dodge a $4 admission fee early this week, a Chinese woman scaled the 70-foot wall of Nanjing, China's historic Zhonghua Gate. Ma Jei, who said she grew up in the city of Nanjing and climbed the wall as a child, made the ascent in street clothes and without safety equipment. Her stunt inspired five copycats, though none were successful: two fell and broke their legs, and three others had to be rescued. Built in the 1300s, Zhonghau Castle is one of the largest and most complex castles in the world.

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