There are two main obstacles you face getting to the top of Mt. Emei. Â The first, and most daunting bit, is the stairs. Â The nature of the climb is such that you think you’ve obtained some height only to hit a patch where you’re moving back down knowing you’ll have to climb back up each step further ahead. Â The second thing you must face is a gauntlet of aggressive monkeys who are after anything they can get their hands on. Â It took all of five seconds for one of these beasts to grab a bottle of orange juice from a Japanese tourist’s bag, open the bottle and pour the contents on the ground where he could get at it.