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5x the most dangerous trails in the world

5x the most dangerous trails in the world

It takes quite some skills, experience, courage and a hint of stupidity to walk (or should we say climb) these stairs. These 5 insane trails have claimed lives, but people just keep coming back for more. Because despite the high risk, the trails and accompanying views are literally breathtaking...

 

Huayna Picchu Trail, Peru

Also known as “The Stairs Of Death” - enough said.

 

The Maze, Canyonlands, Utah

We advise to not to watch 127 hours before going here.

 

Mount Hua Shan, China

This cliffside mountain climb brings brave climbers to a tea house at 2KM (7,087 ft). It has been said that the number of annually fatal falls is more than 100.





 

El Caminito del Rey, Spain

Spain’s most dangerous trail has a lot of old rust and wooden steps. The King of Spain Alfonso XIII once walked this path (El Caminito del Rey literally means the little King’s path).

 

Haiku Stairs, Hawaii 

The Haiku Stairs, better known as the "real Stairway to Heaven" is the absolute winner when it comes to beauty. However, climbing these stairs is not only risky because they’re dangerous; it’s actually illegal. The stairs were originally built during World War II so the military could access a radio station antenna 1 km (3,000 ft) up in the mountains.

Recently, a nonprofit organization called “Friends of Haiku Stairs”, laid out a plan to collect fees from tourists and local hikers. The money would go towards reconstruction and maintenance costs.