Mt. Huashan in China is a death-defying cliff-side mountain climb that brings daring visitors to a tea house 7,087 ft up on the mountain’s southern peak, rumored to be the most dangerous hike in the world.
Mt. Huashan has been a place of religious importance since at least the 2nd century.
The paths have been reinforced due to a recent rise in tourists and are very dangerous that carry a reputation for fatal falls. As you can see below the paths are very narrow, maybe a foot across at the most. Some say the trail may have around 100 fatal falls a year.
The surrounding area is very fascinating. Mt. Huashan is located in the city of Huayin, which is considered the 3000-year-old cradle of Chinese culture and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors.
Once you get on the mountain itself there are 4-6 hours of hiking.
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