Don’t look down! Daredevil adventurers scale dangerous Chinese mountain trail
Don’t look down! These nail-biting snaps of daredevil tourists scaling a dangerous mountain trail will make your stomach churn.
Leonardo Pereira and his girlfriend Victoria Nader, both from Brazil, travelled to Xi’an in China to scale the treacherous trail at Mount Huashan.
The adventurous pair climbed the mountain, reaching a dizzying 7,087 feet, to walk the infamous Plank Walk in the Sky.
Fearless Leonardo, 23, and Victoria, 19, tackled the most dangerous part of the trail, balancing precariously on a wobbly plank of wood as they made their way across.
Leonardo, an engineering student, said: “As scary as it seems, it was actually just really fun.
“The moment I saw this trail on Google – named the most dangerous on earth – I said to Victoria, ‘we need to go there!’
“When you are on the mountain, any fear you may have expected just escapes you.
“But the first moment was pretty scary, due to the height – but we soon felt at home because we love dangerous stuff.
“I can honestly say it was the greatest feeling I’ve ever experienced in my entire life.
“There are rumours that as many as 100 people die on the trail every year, after they fall off the path.
“But I think they’ve done a lot in recent years to increase safety – although no one forces you to wear safety gear, it’s strongly advised.
“The Plank Walk is the most dangerous part of the trail – and if that wasn’t enough, the path is two-way traffic the entire way meaning the extremely narrow path is limited even more.”
You can check out more of Leonardo’s adventures here: http://www.instagram.com/leonardopereira1