Everybody loves chillin’ out, having a cold one or watching a movie. However, there are some of us who love nothing more than living on the edge – literally. If you’re one of those people, you’re gonna love this; I’ve compiled an interesting list with the most dangerous and exciting places around the world. The question is: do you have what it takes to accept the challenge? Check it out!
13. Mount Huashan
This is one of the most dangerous and one of the most popular ascents in China, which is strange. Te trek up Mount Huashan is nerve-wracking from start to finish, with near-vertical staircases and narrow rickety wooden footbridges. You’d think that would scare off tourists, but hundreds of people attemp the hazardous trip all year round.
12. Hussaini Hanging Bridge
This might be of the most dangerous bridges in the world, and I doubt I’d touch that. The poorly maintained but heavily used Hussaini Bridge was one of the only ways to cross Borit Lake in Northern Pakistan – it seems the bridge has been defeated by the elements back in 2011. But I guess there’s a new one, quite similar.
One of Norway’s most popular outlooks spots, Trolltunga is one of those outcroppings that’s just asking to give way. Formed by glaciers chipping away the rock tens of thousands of years ago, this place looks like something out of a Pixar movie.
10. Mont Blanc Box
Ever wanted to stand on a piece of glass 12,604 feet above lots of sharp and pointy rocks? I’m not sure that sounds pleasant, but near the peak of Europe’s tallest mountain you can actually do that. Just, don’t sneeze!
9. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls
Now, I’m a relatively good swimmer, but I wouldn’t go that far for a picture. Victoria Falls, the stunning 355 foot cascade in South Africa, is the place to show off and impress everyone, but that’s possible only if you visit this location during the appropriate season. People actually do die occasionally for the famous shot, but that doesn’t seem to upset anyone.
Gravity isn’t just a movie, you know. And when that vital and powerful force finally brings down this famous rock perched 3,245 ft in the air, between two other rocks in Rogaland, Norway, I just hope you people are really far away.
7. Yungas Road
This Bolivian road is nicknamed “The Road of Death” largely due to the hundreds of lives lost there annually. Heavy traffic and extremely narrow and poorly maintained roads aren’t really the ideal combination. Oddly enough, its nickname has only generated more traffic, with tourist coming here to check it out.
6. Stolen Chimney, Fisher Towers
This has to be one of the most precarious peaks in the world, a summit in Moab National Park, Utah. A prime example of people climbing stuff just because we can and might get hurt; this is like really asking for it, but celebrating if we don’t get it.
5. Arctic Cliff Face
Now, I’m not usually a heavy sleeper, but looking at this picture really scares the sleep out of me. The growing trend among climbing junkies and outdoor adrenaline freaks is to just go ahead and set up camp thousands of feet above the ground in portaledges. Just think twice before going to the bedroom.
4. Cliffs of Moher
This is one terrifying unofficial bike trail, somewhere in Ireland! The “Cliffs of Insanity”, as seen in The Princess Bride, is one place will surely get you popular among adrenaline junkies; the path that rarely gets any wider than 4 feet, and riding it while on a cliff that is continuously crumbling is really scary.
3. Trift Suspension Bridge
330 feet in the air, 560 feet long, and about 3 feet wide. The Trift Suspension Bridge can be found in the Swiss Alps; obviously, the views are incredible, but I wonder if you remember that when you look down.
2. Huayna Picchu
The view of Machu Picchu from the summit of Huayna Picchu is one thing most of us will never experience. Getting there can be quite treacherous, with unkempt trails, near-vertical staircases, and altitude sickness posing a challenge. I’m good sitting in my chair.
1. El Caminito Del Rey
The “Little Pathway of the King” was built in 1905, and has had very little repair work done. Those who dared had to travelupon sections where the path is reduced to just the support structure, to swaths of path that have completely disintegrated altogether. No, thank you!