We're pandas! We don't do stairs!
One of the funniest lines of the movie, Kung Fu Panda 3, is when Po's father informed Po, much to his amusement, that they are pandas and that pandas don't do stairs. That was probably what the students were feeling when they began the arduous climb up Mount Taishan.
Nevertheless, all of them valiantly made to the summit of the mountain (albeit via the shuttle bus, cable car and of course, the short yet steep hike). Here's a photo of the students near the summit.
Tomorrow, however, would be the real challenge: The Great Wall of China. Great Wall, we are ready for you!