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This Might Be The Scariest Trail In The World. But You’ll NEVER Guess Where It Leads. Unbelievable

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:00 PM
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Ok, so this is pretty cool and I just read it on one of my friends news feeds...

Anyone in the mood for tea??? Well to get to this tea house, you need to make a trek, a VERY VERY dangerous one, which thousands of people do every year... Below I will show you the pictures from the starting point to the finish... This is truly amazing and the people who do this are either crazy or tea enthusiasts, you be the judge.


We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. At its base, you’ll find a gigantic set of stone stairs, called “the Heavenly Stairs.” These stairs go so high up the mountainside, it’s hard to see where they end. If that wasn’t enough, the precarious stairs lead to the world’s most dangerous trail, the Hua Shan plank path. The plank trail leads high up the Hua Shan mountain just outside the city Xi’an. No one will force you to wear safety gear, although it’s strongly encouraged. The trail itself is dangerous and stunning, but what is at the top will really shock you.


Where it starts...



Another image



As you climb the stairs, you pass little villages and houses that have cropped up on the mountain.



Then, once you get high enough, you can take a gondola to the southern peak, where the plank path awaits.



This is where the path turns truly dangerous, with nothing but planks to walk on and a rail of chains to hold onto.







There’s almost nothing from keeping you from falling.



There are parts you must climb as well, with toe holes cut out.





But, if you’re brave enough to keep climbing…



You’ll find something pretty interesting at the end of your journey.



Thousands of people climb the world’s most dangerous path to end up at a teahouse.



I find this to be a gnarly journey in itself to go to a tea house, I guess the journey must lead to a pretty awesome cup of tea


Has anyone on ATS ever heard of this or better yet, has anyone on ATS ever been to this place? If so, please share your experience!

Mods- Ran a search and the only thing that came up "tea" related was the tea party...hahaha

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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That is pretty awesome, but I will take my keurig tea in my bath robe and watch the video,thank you.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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kdog1982
That is pretty awesome, but I will take my keurig tea in my bath robe and watch the video,thank you.


Me too, I don't think I have the balls to make that climb. With my luck, I would hit the wrong plank and tumble down to my demise...



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:10 PM
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Now THAT, is what I call hardcore.

I love a good cup of tea. There is nothing quite like the first sip of some piping hot english breakfast tea, and if I thought for a moment that the tea served on that mountain would be anything like that, then I would be up for that climb without a shadow of doubt. However, given the propensity of traditional chinese tea to be something totally other than that, I think I will stick with the sort of tea I can brew in my kitchen, in a mug.

I would love a crack at the climb though!



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:14 PM
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Hardcore indeed. I'd be up for the tea drinking, too bad I would wimp out at the climb (unless I'm peer pressured into it)...hahaha



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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Oh waiter? I'll take a Blackhawk with rappelling rope, please....have my Tea warm but not too hot. Just a little steam off the top.


Excuse the noise up there...but heck, I draw the line at wood planks on a vertical drop.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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After all that they had better have some beer and a B&B as I ain't leaving until I've sobered up.

That's insane...but it does look fun.

I wonder how the employees get to work?



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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There are LOADS of logistics questions that come to mind.. Employees and how they get to work? How they get supplies?

I'm sure if you want to avoid the health inspectors you open a restaurant or tea house like they did



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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Wrabbit2000
Oh waiter? I'll take a Blackhawk with rappelling rope, please....have my Tea warm but not too hot. Just a little steam off the top.


Excuse the noise up there...but heck, I draw the line at wood planks on a vertical drop.


For sure, I would make it to that point and be like "hell no".... well, actually, I probably wouldn't trust that gondola ride either, I'm sure that rigged up system isn't up to code, hahaha



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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Great photos!

I had about two panic attacks just looking at this, and it was most interesting.

Nice to see, but I would prefer to stay home, or go somewhere more horizontal.

I can actually picture myself in some childhood nightmare having to walk that plank.
Cool, but no thanks.
Well, maybe if they had a cheap bar at one end of the plank.
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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:42 PM
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No cup of tea is worth that hike. Unless it's served by Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley in the nude...then maybe....

Still...

I am just not hardcore enough for that, I have little to prove. I am fine with tea on the porch.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:44 PM
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jhn7537

Wrabbit2000
Oh waiter? I'll take a Blackhawk with rappelling rope, please....have my Tea warm but not too hot. Just a little steam off the top.


Excuse the noise up there...but heck, I draw the line at wood planks on a vertical drop.


For sure, I would make it to that point and be like "hell no".... well, actually, I probably wouldn't trust that gondola ride either, I'm sure that rigged up system isn't up to code, hahaha


If I was in my mid twenties, I'm sure I'd give it a go. I was fairly adventerous then. (And somewhat stupid)

But nowadays, I don't think any insurance company would cover that.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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I'd do it in a New York second....

Wonder if they have anything besides tea?




posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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That is totally cool! Never heard of it, and it makes my knees weak just looking at those pics. Yikes!
Vertigo.

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:08 PM
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I'd love to go on that hike, makes me want some tea right now as a matter of fact

EDIT: Just made a kettle of green tea because this thread made me do it!!!

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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Brotherman
I'd love to go on that hike, makes me want some tea right now as a matter of fact


I can do a hike, but the planks with iron chains to hold onto is where I say "no thanks"...



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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fear of heights and body freezes locking up on the planks.

Or the person in front of you freezes up and refuses to move.

I wonder how many people get a helo ride down.

faking a heart attack may be a good idea



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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Ya gotta feel for the poor bugger who got stuck with that delivery route.

"Yes ma'am, no problem, we can delivery you 15 cases of Earl Grey tea.... for the low low price of $468,000."




posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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I've done similar things just for the hell of it just not off the side of a mountain, I enjoy climbing and rappelling I just haven't had much time these last few years to do it like I used to, then again I'm 28 and still ride BMX, Motorcycles, and skateboard when I can. At least falling down there you won't have to worry much about getting back up. Personally the only safety gear I'd take is one of those squirrel suits mwhahahahahaha I've always wanted to try that!



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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Deja vu

Same thread



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