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IN Travel & Adventure ON 05 Jun, 2015
Are you brave enough to walk through the steep, treacherous and nerve-wracking path? The diverse landscapes of the earth offer a large variety of destination for wanderers, hikers find it a life-changing experience. If you are an adventure-seeker and have a brave heart, then you should not miss these scariest walkways. But, you must not forget that these are the super risky paths to walk in the world. The choice is yours.
These hiking trails claim many lives each year, but they are still popular among the adventurers.
This is probably the most dangerous walkway in the world. A narrow mountain pass made of a wooden plank with the length 3 km in Andalusia, Spain gives every walker the scary heartbeats. The path was established in 1905 for hiking purpose. The precarious way left five deaths in 1999 and 2000 after which the local government closed the entrance. It was closed partially over a decade for renovation. It is reopened in March 2015. Walkers often face the collapsing of concrete.
Travelers call it a devil's staircase. Visitors have to walk through the terrifying staircases to view the spectacular glimpses of a waterfall.
The pathway is also known for ''Death Trail''. The narrow passes made of wooden planks on the carved rocky mountain let visitors have ''near to death'' experience. The walkway is situated in Mount Hua, China's one of the five great mountains. It's a challenge to all those who dare to conquer it.
Known as ''the stairway to heaven''. The steep set of stairs is not everyone's job. The total 3,922 steps at the mountain range take your breath away. The U.S. Navy built the stairs during World War II in order to obtain the height for the antennae for communicating. After the war, the steps were left unguarded until the concerned grew towards it. Later, the spot pulled the attention of the wanderers. In February 2015, a powerful storm damaged the stairway where five hikers got trapped on the mountain for hours. They were rescued next day. Despite the risk and threats, adventurers prefer to experience the spot time and again.
The enormous spiral staircase might make you feel dizzy. This 300 ft high staircase is one of the major tourists attractions in Linzhou. Visitors experience the thrill of mountaineering when they climb through this huge staircase. Not everyone is allowed to face the stairs. Those who are not having any heart and lungs problem and are under 60 can get the permission.
Derinkuyu is an underground city and the passage in it is the scariest walkway. Not all people dare to walk through this confined place. Derinkuyu carries much historical importance and is more than 1,000 years old. The spot is carved so skillfully into the volcanic stone. Since 1969, the place is opened publicly.
Walking through the giant rocky mountain gives you the thrilling experience. Walkers reach the top by following 13.7 km trail from the valley floor. Half Dome is situated in Yosemite National Park. Authorities permit 300 entrances per day which only opens from Memorial Day until mid-October. So one needs to reserve the permission in advance. George G. Anderson made the first ascent at the Dome in 1875.
The walkway which passes through Huayna Picchu mountain is full of adventures. Huayna Picchu attracts a large number of hikers each year. Observing the risk, the number of daily walkers are restricted to 400. Some portions of the path are too slippery. The height of the mountain is 2,720 metres from the sea level.
In 1926, 3.9 km long trail was cut into the rocky mountain of Zion National Park, Utah. The rock formation inside the park area is named ''Angels Landing'' and ''Temple of Aeolus''. Of course, the stony walkway is tiring, but the enthusiastic hikers find it exciting.
The perilous mountain path is one of the most preferred spots for hikers. But still, accidents are common in this narrow and dangerous walkway at Aonach Eagach. The soldiers who were engaged in stretching the path named it ''Devil's Staircase''.