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Woman scales 70ft Wall

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Woman scales 70ft Wall
Danielle de Wolfe
06 October 2011

A Chinese woman astonished (and for astonished read: 'scared the sh*t out of') tourists when she scrambled up a 70ft castle wall - to avoid paying the £2.50p ($4) admission fee.

Ma Jei scrambled up the virtually sheer castle wall in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, eastern China.

Financially wise Jei used no safety equipment and said she'd climbed the walls of Zhonghua Castle since childhood and had never once paid to get in.

But her stunt encouraged other visitors to follow suit with two falling and breaking their legs and three others having to be rescued by cops. "She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy. But when people tried it for themselves they saw it wasn't quite as simple as they thought," said one tourist.

Images: CEN