100 Fall to Their Deaths

Unconfirmed reports say one hundred climbers a year fall to their deaths when climbing Mount Hua is in China. This is a photo of the Plank Walk section of the Hang-Hui-Caravan-Trail. You can see why people might fall off and if they fell off get killed. Sort of gives me the willies just looking at this photo. I saw these photos on Microsoft’s sign in page a week ago.

another magnificent photo of the caravan trail along the Mount Hua.  This ancient trail was used for the spice trade for thousands of years.


From Wikipedia:

Mount Hua is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Xi’an. It is the western mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance. Originally classified as having three peaks, in modern times the mountain is classified as five main peaks, of which the highest is the South Peak at 2,154.9 metres (7,070 ft).

 

Another magnificent view of this ancient spice trail

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