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2014-07-09 12:34
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Cape Town – They call it a hike. To us it looks more like a nightmare.  

Either way, Danielle Massell and David Raygorodsky, a couple of wild child travellers recently took on China's infamous Skywalk at Mount Huashan in China, otherwise known as 'the most dangerous hike in the world' and filmed their death-defying progress.  

Watch the video here.  

Massell and Raygorodsky are currently busy with a travelling hiatus around the world called the Do Not Miss List.  

They’ve been tracking their progress, sharing their stories and keeping in touch with fans and friends through their blog.

The Skywalk was just one of the many crazy items on their bucket list and they shared some insights about the experience in the blurb of their YouTube video.  

Here are a few things they mentioned:

1. This particular hike is officially called the "Plankroad in the Sky" - remember this when you look for signage on the mountain.  

2. You do not have to hike the 6 hours up the mountain to get to the Plankroad - there are actually two cable cars that can take you up in less than 30 minutes. The easiest route is to take the NEW - west cable car - and then hike the 30-40 minutes from the West Peak to the South Peak where the Plankroad is located. Then follow "Plankroad in the Sky" signage and you will arrive at the site in no time.  

3. The Plankroad itself only takes 30 minutes or so to complete. It consists of a staircase down which is metal rods in rock (with large gaps at times), becomes stone cut outs on the cliffside, then comes the actual plank and lastly more stone cut outs leading to the small temple. When you are done you must turn around and go back exactly the way you came.  

4. Know that the Plankroad is a TWO WAY trail and you willl be required to pass on the outside of others at times. If you are truly afraid of heights you may want to mentally prepare for this fact.  

Sounds pretty damn scary to us!

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