This is Truly the Most Thrilling Site to Hike in the World!

This is Truly the Most Thrilling Site to Hike in the World!

I’m a huge fan of Robin Esrock from the epic Canadian show Word Travels (check it out if you haven’t already). Here, we follow he and his camera up one of the most dangerous hiking trails in the world:

If the video of Mount Hua (aka.”Death Mountain”) and its notoriously narrow hiking trails didn’t quite freak you out enough, here’s some high-rez pictures of what you’ll be walking on and the jaw-dropping views you’ll be seeing:

Yikes! “Plank Path isn’t for the squeamish!

Holy macaroni! There’s no coming back from a fall like that!

Courtesy of tynan.com

Courtesy of tynan.com

OMG! Walking on a chain!

Don’t worry, they have cable cars for those who lack balance!

Courtesy of Martin Gysler

Courtesy of Martin Gysler

Man that’s a steep climb even in a cable car!

Courtesy of Francis Reyes

Courtesy of Francis Reyes

Take a breather at the “Chess Pavilion”

Courtesy of richard0428

Courtesy of richard0428

 

So epic isn’t it? Death Mountain is definitely in the top 5 of my bucket list!

How about you? Would you have the guts to make the ascent?

 

Main image by richard0428

 

2 Comments

  1. Is that chain for real? this post is making me queasy… how do they even build those paths, they must be brave people doing it.

    Reply
    • Hey Aaron,

      You get rigged up to a harness in that section of the mountain, as well as the plank section. I just left that out of the pictures to get people like you feeling squeamish and excited! 😀

      Reply

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