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Breathtaking trail: tourists trek up Mt. Huashan along ancient wooden boards

Updated: 30 May 2013
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a-foot-wide walkway
Thank goodness for those safety ropes: The walkway is only a foot width wide and has been built clinging to the absolutely vertical cliff. One misstep would send visitors plunging thousands of feet down into the valley.
 
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Perhaps its better not to see? A daredevil visitor to Huashan Mountain's Chang Kong Cliff Road walks the narrow pathway in a dense mist which obscures the background... and the lethal drop below

These vertigo-inducing pictures show tourists navigating an extremely narrow and treacherous walkway along cliffs at a scenic mountain in China's Shaanxi Province.

The precipitous Chang Kong Cliff Road on Haushan mountain was built more than 700 years ago by hermits seeking ‘immortals’ they thought were living deep in the mountains.

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Don't look down! The man in the red jacket breaks the cardinal rule of moutaineering. But even if he is afraid, there's no turning back: to avoid precarious congestion the Chang Kong route is strictly one way
 
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Look! No hands! A man trusts his life to the safety harness as he negotiates a section where the wooden walkway ends and the path continues cut out of the living rock of the mountain 

The walkway is only a foot width wide and has been built clinging to the absolutely vertical cliff. One misstep would send pilgrims plunging thousands of feet down into the valley.

These days, anyone brave enough to navigate the path does have to wear a special safety harness.

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk
  

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Comments Area ( Total Comments: 7 )
martianxxx2003 Commented on 03 Jun 2013
No harkes he had a list of THINGS to do before he die. And one of those is to try this trek in Mt. Huashan.
Aelonius Commented on 02 Jun 2013
I would do this, but I wonder with my size and being a pretty heavy guy, if that wire's going to hold me :P
harkes Commented on 31 May 2013
@freebird
What you mean is "thing to do just before you die" - right?
freebird Commented on 31 May 2013
must add to my list of "things to do before I die"
martianxxx2003 Commented on 31 May 2013
Seeing this picture makes me dizzy, but I'm not afraid of heights.
NickDanger Commented on 31 May 2013
Walking that thin line inbetween daring and abismal insanity. Oh my oh my. Goodness gracious...are they allright in the head?
martianxxx2003 Commented on 31 May 2013
It's a daredevil experience for a lifetime.