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And: the video was just uploaded to Youtube moments ago.
The Fuxi Mountain Glass Bridge was a real challenge for me. It's the longest circular glass bridge in the world, and it extends out 30meters (almost 100ft), at 360meters (1180ft) height.
I climbed cliffs as a kid, but sometime in my early 20s had a single but very close free climbing near-fall from about 400ft up that kinda left a lasting impression on me. My apprehension got steadily worse, to the point that as I got to my mid-30s I couldn't even approach the rail on a 5th floor apartment balcony, or within 10ft of the edge of a stable cliff. And, on my travels I've missed a lot of great shots due to fear at the edges of stuff. That's at least 30 years of being paralyzingly afraid.
I took the video after about 10 minutes on the bridge. It took me more than 2 minutes just to step foot on the glass, first time.
As you can see, a lot of folks stick to the edges...
So, I've tested myself since. Hopefully, the phobia is turfed. For the rest of my trip, and since, I've been on balconies, tall building tops, railings and such--and just haven't felt the panic.
"That stone buddha deserves all the birdshit it gets. I wave my skinny arms like a tall flower in the wind." Ikkyu