Sunday, October 22, 2006

Worlds Most Dangerous Tourist Route









The most dangerous tourist route in the world is located in Tibet.
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34 comments:

no_pants said...

pervyinah!

boobelle said...

so who was taking the photos???

Kinas said...

i'm traveling in india and i got excited when i saw this photos! can you tell me the name of this route or some "coordinates" to locate it?
thanks

Laila said...

If these photos real, then I would like to join the expedition. Whom should i call???

Justin Gardner said...

Where is this? Because I'd actually like to go!

Amazing pics.

jj said...

MT. HUASHAN, CHINA! Not Tibet.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/xian/attractions/huashan-mountain.htm

http://www.welcome2cn.com/huashan.html

http://channels.crienglish.com/travel/content.aspx?cid=354

BRUISER said...

I would love to go ... call in my helicopter to take me on up to the top. My god that looks treacherous and insane! Who really wants to tell people I walked on rickety boards while holding onto chains for dearlife as my face scraped across the mountainside....uh ...yeah the view was great.

Question..who turns around when the two meet...the persons going up or the persons on the descent?

allanhaggett said...

If you're out there doing this type of thing, you're a "traveler", not a tourist :-) Good post, thanks.

Coop said...

Would anyone care to take a guess as to what the padlocks on the chains are for? It doesn't seem like a great spot to chain up your push-bike.

Brainwave: It's probably easier/cheaper to link broken chains with a lock rather than hauling some welding gear up there to fix the links. And definitely easier and cheaper than just replacing the chain.

jaboobie said...

oh it's a great place to be sure but trying having a pizza delivered. the tips are a hit in the pocket.

Hobgob said...

If I ever get there, I shall either para- | hanglide to the top.

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Nancy said...

Have you seen this?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/travel

Hovercat said...

god, just looking at that is making my feet go all tingly and vertiginious.

Gopal said...

Oh my God!...those men and women are definitely have nerves of steel (if the photos are real)

Anonymous said...

Totally insane! Where do I sign up?

Anonymous said...

These are not in Tibet! This is Huashan near Xian. Thousands of people have climbed these mountains and only a few sections involve chains and footholds (other routes avoid these). There is no significant danger here - it is all in the mind. You should give it a go, it is charcter building.

Evandazzle said...

No that isn't Tibet!That is Hua Mountain in Shaanxi China!I had been there!

Phentermine said...

Thanks for interesting article.

Scott said...

I have frequent dreams of being stuck on a mountain path almost exactly like this one. Needless to say, they are not pleasant dreams.

I am glad that this trail is available for people who want to climb it. But, have to be completely insane to do it.

Sorry. It's just the truth.
Touch your skull...you can't feel it, can you?

Anonymous said...

@coop: I've hiked this. The locks serve no functional purpose. You can buy locks along the trail, and they will engrave them for a fee into your name or some symbol.

As for broken links, I remember seeing a few. But the chain links are generally very thick. There's also two or three chains in parallel in case one breaks.

-lars

Anonymous said...

Wiki says newlyweds climb up and put locks on the chain as a symbol of their love...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hua

darwinw said...

check out www.tripntale.com for more travel pictures and blogs

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Michael said...

Awesome pictures, have always loved to participate in these adventurous tours but my wife wont let me into this. Anyways the temptation is too good to resist and I will definitely figure out ways to escape her and join in one such expedition. The conventional travel where we relax on a Holiday home is so boring for me its time for some real action.

Linda said...

I'm training for this wonderful trail and plan to be playing chess on the East Peak within five years.

Not that hard. Just don't mess up.

Linda said...

Beautiful mountain. I am training for this hike and will be playing chess on the east peak within five years :)

Anonymous said...

It's Yellow Mountain in China, just near my hometown.I've been there quite a lot of times. It's really amazing!

Darren Crawford said...

This climb is known as the most dangerous tourist route in the world, its on Mt Huashan located just outside of Xian in China (NOT Tibet!). I did this in May 2008. My Blog for this is at:

http://www.travelblog.org/Admin/review-entry.html?diary_id=278214

I have also been along the most dangerous road in China known as Precipice Long Corridor. This is located in Guoliangcun. I also did this in May 2008. My blog for that is:

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/Henan/blog-282743.html

Finally I have also cycled the most dangerous road in the world known as the Yungas Road located in Bolivia. I did this in August 2008. My blog for that is:

http://www.travelblog.org/South-America/Bolivia/La-Paz-Department/Yungas-Road/blog-325021.html

None of these exist in Tibet!

Hope this settles any confusion.

Darren Crawford said...

oops... sorry the link to my blog on the most dangerous tourist route is:

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/China/Shaanxi/Hua-Shan/blog-278214.html

trisler said...

Serious pucker power here.

Larry Narachi said...

Where's the handicapped access?

Chantalyne said...

If someone carried up all those chains and wood, who was it and what were they thinking?

Stefan Tapalaga said...

Extraordinar!!!!!!!!

Stefan Tapalaga said...

Extraordinar!!~