The deadly trail to Mt. Huashan

Dec 16, 2008 6 comments

Mt. Huashan is located in the south of Huayin city, China, 120 kilometers east of Xi'an, with an elevation of 2200 meters above sea level. The Huashan Mountain is surrounded by five peaks that looks live five petals of a flower. The Huashan Mountain, hence, takes its name after its shape - a lotus flower with five petals.

Mt. Huashan is famous for its breath-taking cliffs and the dangerous 12-kilometer-long winding path up to the top. Mt Huashan has only one path leading to the top, and it doesn’t help when the path looks like this.

huashan mountain road

The path doesn't become precipitous until Qing Ke Ping, where there is a huge rock engraved with Chinese characters meaning “the point where the horses turn back”. It warns that the challenges ahead and those who are not well prepared both mentally and physically should retreat.

huashan mountain road (3)

huashan mountain road (4)

One wrong step here is instant death. But the view is awe-inspiring.

huashan mountain road (6)

huashan mountain road (2)

huashan staircase long

huashan walkway

Brave grandma!

huashan 20a

huashan closeup 12

huashan west peak summit

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  1. Love this quote "The point where the horses turn back"...it warns that the challenges ahead and those who are not well prepared both mentally and physically should retreat. Press On!

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  2. che y cuanto te garpan por subir ahĂ­?

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    1. Jajaja, siempre son divertidos los comentarios de los Argentinos :)))

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  3. Wonder what it pays to put up that trail?

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  4. Looks super cool but must be a hella view to get me to do that!

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  5. How did they get the materials to the top to build the building and gazebo/shrine?

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