An excursion only for courageous people

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In China, in Shaanxi Province, there is Mount Huashan; at the base of its there is a stone staircase, named Celestial Ladder, because it’s impossible to see the end.

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The story goes that in the past, monks and hermits  climbed it as a kind of spiritual exercise.

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In fact this mount is one of the five sacred mountains of China and on its peaks there are several Taoist temples built by monks who believed that living there made their immortal.

Today, hikers prefer to leave for the “climb” at night, so they do not see how it’s steep and because they can get to the top at sunrise.

But when you get on top of that, you understand that the excursion is suitable only for brave people, lovers of adrenaline experience and, above all, only for people do not suffer vertigo!

The Chang Kong Cliff Road is an unbelievable route… It ‘s really a walkway made of wood planks along a rocky peak… located over 2,000 meters above the ground!

This walkway is so narrow that allows the passage of one person at a time, so if you go up while another person is coming down… You have “amicably” to decide which of you go back…

I’m afraid of heights, so I  “confess” that just looking at the pictures of this article,  causes me a kind of punch in the stomach …

I think that it’s truly heroic, from my “timorous” point of view, that there are people who come from all parts of China and the world, to have the unique experience of walking on the most dangerous in the world mountain “path”!


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