Hikers Take On World's Most Dangerous Footpath

NewsflarePublished: August 15, 20173,687 views
Published: August 15, 2017

China is one of those exotic locations that many people long to see at least once in their life. But as much as the silk, the tea and the incredibly unique architecture looks appealing and inviting, no one would probably associate the largest country in the world with exhilaration, adrenaline and the fear of death.

Mount Huashan in the Shaanxi Province in China brings all these three together at the steepest death defying mountain climb in the world, daring hikers who are on their trip to a tea house at 7000 feet up, on the mountain’s southern peak.

The mountain has been of religious importance since at least the second century before the current era, when a Daoist temple has been established at the mountain’s base. Pilgrims, monks and nuns have been inhabiting the mountain and its surrounding area ever since.

Mount Hua is known for its network of dangerously sharp and vertical trails, that allow access to the mountains five summits, each one with a religious structure on it. Together, they form a flower shape when seen from the sky.

The influx of tourists made authorities reinforce these paths, but they are still highly dangerous. If you are still not convinced, we hope that this footage of a group of tourists descending one of these steep paths will make up your mind.

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