Daredevils Climb One Of World's Most Dangerous Mountain Trails

Caters_NewsPublished: January 8, 2018
Published: January 8, 2018

This is the stomach churning video featuring what it feels like to scale Huashan, one of China's five Great Mountains, which has a long history of cultural and religious significance. Don’t look down as these daredevil adventurers scale the dangerous Chinese mountain trail! This mountain trail is definitely not on our bucket list!

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.

Given this location is a popular travel destination, paths have been reinforced due to a recent influx of tourists, but they are nonetheless dangerous, and carry a reputation for fatal falls. Although no official statistics are kept, some say that the number may be as much as about 100 fatal falls a year.

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. You definitely have to be brave to hike these crazy trails! This is definitely something cool to add to your bucket list!

Do you want to give hiking a shot? Maybe this video of the most dangerous hiking trails will change your mind! Time to take hiking off your bucket list!

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