Beginners Guide: Adam’s Peak Climb
Why Climb Adam’s Peak?
Adam’s Peak is the second tallest mountain in Sri Lanka and is a popular hiking trail that is also linked to several religious roots. Also known as Sri Pada, the top of the mountain is where Adam’s footprints are located. People believe that this is the spot where Adam landed when he was dispelled from paradise onto earth. Buddhists, Tamils, Christians and Muslims all have a religious belief associated to this footprint. Mostly Buddhists perform pilgrimages on this trail and other interested hikers climb the mountain as a means of adventure.
How the hiking trail evolved…
The mountain has seen climbers for over a millennium. In 1055-1110, King Vijayabahu ruled the area and when he saw that the numbers of hikers are increasing gradually, he began to build shelters along the path to the top. Later on King Parakramabahu came into the scene and built roads and bridges. Eventually the jungle was cleared, steps were made in some areas and…
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