The trail of death
• The trail of death
Huashan (literally "the great western mountain") - one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism in China. Here is the "path of death", made of narrow planks, hanging over a bottomless abyss, with no railings and fences.
Huashan - a sacred mountain of China, bringing together the five points in the shape of petals, and is located near the city of Xi'an in Shaanxi Province. The highest is the South Peak (2155 meters):
There was laid a lot of exciting tourist routes, there are also upgrades to the cable car, climbing and hiking. Curious travelers, if desired, can reach each of the five Huashan peaks - South, North, West, East and Central.
The most convenient way to use the funicular and climb from the foot of the northern mountain to its summit. Safe roads and to the West Peak.
On foot climb to the top of the North, originating from the east entrance, with all the tortuosity and the steepness of the ascent, although it requires a fair amount of physical fitness, but also not associated with greater risk, as laid on quite a wide stone steps. Along the way are many Taoist monasteries, pagodas, temples, gates and bridges. In the fog:
But there is a tourist route, which is able to bring the most impressionable tourists to syncope - a shift from the top of Huashan North to South. Some travelers, taking the first step, literally kameneyut horror. And this is not surprising.
The road, running along the steep vertical cliffs, is often called the trail of death - to break with the narrow planks into the bottomless pit would have meant certain death, but the number of tourists who want to make a risky climb without thinning.
The travelers set foot on board nailed over the abyss and move to the top in an embrace with a rock or holding firmly soldered to the stone wall of the chain:
There are no railings and fencing - just you, the crazy wind, and hundreds of meters under the feet. Of course, some no insurance present - all brave wearing a belt with a carabiner and rope on it to be able to cling to the lifeline running along the entire route.
But we must remember that the insurance itself and the path made in China.
The reward intrepid tourists will not only be a marvelous panorama view from the top of the South - the highest of all five "petals" Huashan flower, but also a whole bunch of violent emotions that are experienced travelers who defeated the rise.
The news that climbing on a dangerous path - not a one-way route, and the road-trip sounds for many tourists like a bolt from the blue, but the descent is usually given to already easier.
They come and daredevils who want to prove to myself and the world of his own courage, and weak-willed people who dream to get rid of internal uncertainty.
Those who believe in omens happy couples left on the top of the mountain conquered symbols inextinguishable feelings - shiny locks and red tape, the abundance of which dazzled.
Each of those who are subjected to a dangerous path, divided extraordinary feeling of ascent - first is panic, and after the euphoria that did not give up, managed, overcome, defeated.