They call it “the way to heaven” because to get there you first have to go through hell. Specifically, about 100 meters of sharp rocks, which you have to cross leaving your skin. With sweat and blood they try to reach their goal: to be part of the elite of the Taiwanese navy. They look for the best, those capable of swimming with the rifle on their backs or holding under water for several minutes. They hardly sleep and if they do, it is at ground level. Only half, of the 31 who started, have managed to pass this litmus test. A race only suitable for the toughest.
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