Adventuring in the island; climbed to a frozen boat by the abandoned harbour. Later a french couple told us that they've seen a local man driving a car totally drunk down to the ice from a pier. The car exploded and the guy was taken to a local hospital. Apparently it happens every now and then... don't drink and drive!

Later we walked on the ice to the Shaman Rock, a holy place to the locals who still practice shamanism. The story tells that the first shaman was the Son of Celestial who appeared on Earth as an eagle. The eagle flew between heaven and earth carrying the gift of shamanism. But the gift became so heavy to carry that he gave it to a woman. Who then passed it to her husband. A BIG mistake, if I may say! After having heard the story I was puzzled to hear that apparently the locals didn't like women climbing to the mountain - I was shocked and wasn't gonna take it so easy. After talking with Rene, we decided to climb to the mountain anyway - fight the (men) power! Shaman Rock is said to be one the world's energy centers and not gonna argue with that. Isn't it kinda funny that on one side of the rock is a formation of eagle's head?

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