Most DANGEROUS Hike in the World: Huashan Plank Walk

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Good morning. We have been up since about
4 a.m. it is now around 5:30 a.m. and we have somehow made our way to the
Xi’an North Train Station. We got a taxi because we didn’t want that deal with nonsense today. We’re trying to figure out where to go and I think coffee might be on the agenda too. Welcome to Huashanbei, Huashan North Train Station. There are a bazillion people here trying to sell us stuff. I don’t know what anyone did when they traveled before these translation apps, everyone
uses them. They’re super helpful. People who have no idea how to speak English
can just talk into a phone and then it’ll spit out English for them, it’s amazing. We just left our bags at a tourist shop just sort of out there on the floor for
20 yuan each not really the safest but you know, cross your fingers! Looks like the right place. The bus took for freaking ever so we’re gonna take the taxi back for the sake of time. So now we have to get our
tickets for the cable car and get on the bus to the cable car. There is a place to leave your luggage here. It’s that little office back there. It’s a little more legit than just like dropping your
stuff off in a shop and hoping it doesn’t get stolen. Here’s the ticketing hall. It is 7:30 in the morning. Why are all these people awake?! They require our fingerprints to get on the bus, geez! We’ve arrived at the East Gate. Look at
the fog it’s so beautiful. I don’t think we’ll be able to see
anything when we’re up there. Look at all the fog, it’s so beautiful! We have some good news! This is where the one and a half hour to three hour long
line normally is so we have gotten here early enough to avoid that one. Coming
back down is going to be another story we’re kind of short on time so we’ll see
how long those lines look. This is a little something called the sky ladder.
They were trying to sell us gloves and now we’re starting to understand why,
although Justin didn’t even need to hold on he just spider-mans it like a champ. Do you know how much easier the Great Wall would be if they had these chains next
to their freaking ladders of death?! The chains make them so easy. Here’s the big ol’ staircase. There
was a sign saying “no watching when walking” No watching while walking! Nope. Not allowed. The fog is getting a bit higher. Justin got us a snack. I don’t know what it is but it’s good. No striding! Absolutely no striding on this walking path. What does that even mean?! Oh my god. Wow So there’s an alternate pathway over here, just regular stairs. Justin says I don’t want to do that. I don’t know whether or not to listen to Justin. Oh my god. Here you need a harness because this walk over here is pretty dangerous. It looks like the link to get on the
plank walk is actually pretty long. Justin: Yeah it’s not moving Claire: Yeah it’s not moving it all but all these people keep going up, where are they going? Justin: There’s an overlook up there. We’ve been waiting 40 minutes. I want to get this done. We’ve been waiting in line for over an hour. We’ve been in line for almost 2 hours and it’s freezing So now we are waiting to sign the waiver It’s very cold. *Shivers* Alright we are only about an hour behind schedule so we will see what happens now. *Shivers* Claire: Oh my god
Justin: How are you feeling now? It’ll be fine. I’m fine. This is fine. We’re fine. I have no idea how we’re going to make our train. This is taking FOREVER. At this point I’m trying not to think about the cold
and being late for our train. The fact that this doesn’t scare me at
all makes me wonder if there’s something actually wrong with me right now. I’m fine! They have a laminator in a printer right on the edge of this cliff. Claire: It’s so pretty
Justin: I don’t want to look down. How are you feeling Justin? Yeah, heck yeah it was worth the wait!
We’re gonna have to run to our train cuz we’re late but worth it. I’ve never been anywhere even remotely
this epic before in my life. We’re almost the end. Alrigjt we’re going back now finally, yay! It is smooth sailing from here. The race to the Train begins! We have two hours and 45 minutes to do about three hours worth of stuff, at least, so we’re gonna be crossing our fingers pretty tight and going as fast as we can. Everyone keeps staring at me because I look like an idiot. *heavy tired breathing* Over there, that other mountain, that’s where we’re headed. That’s our goal. Downhill for now. I’m assuming this is it. This is where we get the cable car down. There’s Justin, he’s going to go get tickets. We did a 45 minute hike in 30 minutes. So that’s something. The line for the funicular can get up to 3 hours long and somehow we’ve managed to get a line that’s maybe 10 or 20 minutes long. I think we might actually make it! Taxis! He got us here in about five seconds
that man is my hero! It is only 4:20! It is 4:20 our train
leaves in 40 minutes! Justin: That’s plenty of time!
Claire: Oh my gosh! I can’t believe we did it!
WOW! What a mess. Okay so now it’s time to see if
all of our luggage got stolen or not. We have time to use the restroom time to get a snack! This right here is where we left our luggage in this first little shop on the right so if you’re
looking to figure out where to put your luggage that’s where we put ours. We have luggage! We have luggage, we’re on time! Oh man! Now this isn’t the end of the
fire drill. When we arrive in Xi’an we have to get a taxi to the airport
because we have a flight at 8:00. This might be tired Claire talking
but I need help with some logic. It’s a beautiful, shiny, gorgeous airport with a beautiful shiny marble bathroom and squatty potties like every other place here. If you are willing to invest in automatic squatty potties that can
automatically tell when I lift my butt


Irelia · November 14, 2019 at 12:04 am

You've earned a new subscriber, great content

jack chen · November 14, 2019 at 12:50 am

Scared me man!

Agnes Tan · November 14, 2019 at 1:10 am

How can they allow such dangerous walk?

Todd Sun · November 14, 2019 at 1:14 am

Nice shooting and lovely music. Yea, no toilet paper in most public toilets- first thing to remember when going out for the day.

FMFvideos · November 14, 2019 at 1:32 am

This is the part of the game where we usually die 10 times before getting to the checkpoint.

酥藤 · November 14, 2019 at 1:43 am

I missed my hometown Xi’an sooooo much and just a reminder for the visitors HuaShan or Mountain Hua Almost have people falling out every year. Huashan is absolutely awesome, I still remember the sky and stars, you can see beautiful Milky Way at night, but still, be carful and be safe

Bryan Permana · November 14, 2019 at 1:50 am

Just an input,
Personally I think you could perfecting it by telling us people about the costs of things.
Thanks for the amazing overview! 😁

Zhexing Li · November 14, 2019 at 2:34 am

omg u r so funny lol. Youtube recommended your channel to me (yes youtube recommended, on my home page) recently and i absolutely love this channel. Great videos!

Hao He · November 14, 2019 at 2:38 am


Jake Thomas · November 14, 2019 at 3:58 am

my hands are sweating watching this

ibud ibud · November 14, 2019 at 4:27 am

really really beautiful

animereich · November 14, 2019 at 4:37 am

Idk maybe it’s just me but every time I see those railings with the thousands of locks on them I can’t help but feel afraid that the railings might someday break when someone leans on them.(due to the hundreds of extra kilograms of steel) there should be rules prohibiting locks on the important railings for safety

Wee Kiang · November 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

I just dropped my ball

Snake of Rivia · November 14, 2019 at 7:41 am

This is just retarded and unnecessary

Aslan Me · November 14, 2019 at 8:51 am

Many thank yous for making this video. Something I might never do I was able to experience because of you. Thank you.

RedLobster · November 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

Great vlog! Can’t wait to see more!

Mark Winter · November 14, 2019 at 9:35 am

Yellow mountain?

Marc Count · November 14, 2019 at 9:50 am

Amazing & Fun Trip especially when you were " stepping " on the vertical cliff wall ….. ! Heart beating & legs shaking scary moment ! !

Sreenjay Sen · November 14, 2019 at 10:02 am

I am in love with China after watching Huashan Plankand the beauty around it..

Alex Bartiş · November 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

This is amazing, but I definitely walked some harder hikes.

Seven Seven · November 14, 2019 at 10:45 am

Sorry I can’t do it

sickboysam · November 14, 2019 at 11:01 am

西嶽華山。There are five mountains that hold the China, North 恆山,South 衡山,East 泰山,Middle 嵩山,and the one where Claire hiked – West 華山。

Alexandrite · November 14, 2019 at 11:42 am

terrifying! I was already scared at the start where these wet, small, high and unregular stairs made out of stone without any safety were climbed but this walk right next to the cliff?? I'd probably pass out. uh uh not for me- We got some very brave people in this video

Naibin Duan · November 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm

"No striding" at 5:29 is typical chinglish , which means "Do not cross the barrier".

Xiuping Wu · November 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm

I climbed HUASHAN from the foot of mountain to the east peak of that, from 10 pm to 5 am. Finally I watched the sun raise at east peak. It really shocked me. I climbed about 3800 metres in total. On my way to back to the foot I chose to take cable car because I was so tired.

Sythen · November 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm

The laminator/printer made me laugh out loud when it came up.

Alex Fong · November 14, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Amazing Video!

Larry Barrett · November 14, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Love the Music

Larry Barrett · November 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm

You go girl , you rock !!

Brawler138 · November 14, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Considering the topic of the video, I`m glad the channel name is not a gimmick describing the content.

mitchell.fox24 · November 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Did you notice the Chinese Communist party watching you?

ol1ver 0727 · November 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Hua shan means
Hua: flower

James Travis · November 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm

I got very nervous as your channel is called Claire Trips… glad to see that wasn't your gimmick or something!

Jerry Hsu · November 14, 2019 at 4:17 pm

I have never had the courage to climb Hua Shan. After watching this video, I think I may ride the cable car up, hang out for an hour and come straight down. But the view is absolutely breathtaking.

kill dozer · November 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

This looks scary but they took all the danger out of it with all the safety devices.

lee G · November 14, 2019 at 5:54 pm

我看见你抬腿看下面 ,我腿都麻了。 这大晚上被你吓得哟。

Andie deRoux · November 14, 2019 at 6:29 pm

mad props to you. wow.

Igor Jajic · November 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm


Leo Yang · November 14, 2019 at 7:40 pm

"give me toilet paper, please!" you are so cute

Honest News Network · November 14, 2019 at 7:59 pm

You trust in boards steel and safe lines but you won't trust in Jesus Christ the Son of God for eternal life?

Ying Fu · November 14, 2019 at 8:01 pm

China have the world most world heritege recognized by UNESCO,both culture and nature.Huashan is just one of them

Brett Dovey · November 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm

Nope…"deadly" and "dangerous" imply risk and possibility of death…you are attached by a cable…

Dave Wilson · November 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm

I'm glad to see and experience this walk on video because there is NO WAY you would get me to actually walk on those planks. I watched with my knees trembling and my hands sweating. At one stage I realised I had stopped breathing. how people can put themselves through things like that is beyond me. Having said that, I say thank you to the young lady for having the courage to film the walk so that I could at least have the thrill without the danger.

Sho Nuff · November 14, 2019 at 9:08 pm


James Ebola · November 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

I had to swap my underwear just watching this…

kickyouinhalf · November 14, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Great video, the scenery was breath taking! So what I learned from this video before attempting these excursions, was that it's best to be in top shape, bring layered clothing, give yourself at least 24 to 48 hours in between these excursions before a flight to catch breath, relax and enjoy. I would like to add a couple of tips, especially in China. I found that traveling about a week before huge holidays like National Day or Chinese New Year Festival is perfect if you want to avoid people and, like Claire, travel early. I would personally like to arrive first thing even if it's just before they open the parks, I value my sanity and peace. Also, you can actually take lots of pictures of scenery before people start arriving. And of course, travel as light as possible!

Kyle's Channel凱哥閒聊 · November 14, 2019 at 10:37 pm

Haha, toilet paper! I was totally aware and prepared that bathrooms had no toilet paper every time I was in China, because that's where I grew up.

Krishna Chandra Das · November 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

11:24 My hats to human who build this things.

Pana Cotta · November 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm

95% yourself
5% landscape.

Arun Allen · November 15, 2019 at 12:03 am

5:17 It's called an apple, love.

joynthis · November 15, 2019 at 1:05 am

OK, nobody tell her how weak nylon webbing gets after being in the sun for a while.

Sergeant Stadanko · November 15, 2019 at 2:01 am

I mean yeah the height is scary. Not really the most dangerous hike. Try hiking Mt Everest I guess.

carlos roldanching · November 15, 2019 at 2:50 am

love it guys, you beautiful

Bubblybabs L · November 15, 2019 at 3:16 am

Beautiful but NOPE!

HuangXingQing · November 15, 2019 at 3:19 am

lololololol Only a person who's had to go in China can appreciate your ". . . PLEASE".

M Vuletic · November 15, 2019 at 4:05 am


mi nguyen · November 15, 2019 at 4:36 am

It's 4:20 hehe

fun stuff with Alan · November 15, 2019 at 5:10 am

have they got a 🚽up there as well😂

Michael X · November 15, 2019 at 5:49 am

We humans are fascinating creatures. I’m acrophobic, so I can never do this walk without freaking out and probably just blackout. This must be like me seeing other people freak out when they are in a boat and think what’s wrong with them.

77 Zea1ous · November 15, 2019 at 6:23 am

As a Chinese,I've never been there cause I heard it's too dangerous.But I have been to shaolin temple and songshan mountain several times,these are also amazing places!

xiaohong wu · November 15, 2019 at 6:25 am

You can go to SanQingShan mountain,it’s beautiful also

baruskas · November 15, 2019 at 7:26 am

seems like you haven't been in China much if you are excited to arrive at the train station 40 minutes early….I've gotten stuck in a security line check for thirty minutes before even entering the train station many times and then had to run like crazy for the train or they wouldn't let me take it and I would need to take the next one… I was really hoping this would not happen to you and I am glad it didn't 🙂 nice video of Huashan! 🙂

albert hall · November 15, 2019 at 7:49 am

might have done it in my youth not now

Rohit Rg · November 15, 2019 at 8:42 am

I love watching your videos as I do trekking too 🙌

Sami Mm · November 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

Lovely 😊

Gimme Head · November 15, 2019 at 8:56 am

Mount everest: hold my Yetis

DigitalRaider1 · November 15, 2019 at 9:26 am

Something I would try if not for the unpredictable waits. Tourist attractions are crowded.

TheCreditcardCommunist · November 15, 2019 at 11:53 am

There's a harness? Sign me up!!

yongshan koh · November 15, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Plank Walk, amazing view, didn't go though i climbed hua shan was because it would take me sooo long to even queue up for it. Good that they indicated the length of queing. Its crazily cold in the morning even when i climbed it in August.

LeiTe HaMu · November 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm


Prohibition of crossing 禁止跨越

涛哥有话说TomTalk · November 15, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Claire, u r such a brave lady. As a Chinese, I'm not sure if I dare to go there~

E620SE · November 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Doesn't look more dangerous than a lot of other hikes in the alps etc

Lorenzo C. · November 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Training scene in Kill Bill 2 was filmed here?

DarthZackTheFirst · November 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

the little temple was awesome, i wonder if they put it there just for the tourists :-p?

Alex ander · November 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm

i know the first 3D film Avatar was made in a city in China , but i forget the name of the city. It has also amazing sceneries.

Steven Bury · November 15, 2019 at 5:58 pm

I've done this. Made my palms sweat.

Rumeng CAI · November 15, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Wonderful scenery

阳杨洋 · November 15, 2019 at 7:15 pm


sankar rao · November 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm

On my God definitely I can't do it my heart will stop too much scary 😀

ssjadam · November 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm

Spoiler: not scary and shes strapped in the whole time.

Cool vid but clickbait title

波屯儿老大爷 · November 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm

厕所的纸都被大妈拿走了亲,that’s why.

topspinaurelius · November 15, 2019 at 10:09 pm

It is most definitely not the most dangerous hike / climb in the world, there are many peaks nearby in South America that will put this to shame, however, it does enjoy tremendous popularity because the ingenous ways they installed the planks and ladders. I guess a title that also function as click bait is part & parcel at this point for these youtube " influencers"

Mike Honcho · November 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm

I’d say the most dangerous walk in the world would be through any Islamic country or any city run by democrats in the US

Nashvillain · November 15, 2019 at 11:03 pm

5:15 It's an Asian pear

Arty Rose · November 16, 2019 at 12:15 am

Correct me if I am wrong, but I though hiking was to do with walking. Now they are calling transport to destination, walk for a little bit and transport back hiking. I have experienced hiking and this was a luxury 'hiking' trip compared to actual hiking. True hiking, where you feel the true sense of something that people will never get when they go on these 'hiking' trips, sad.

Early Dawn Travels · November 16, 2019 at 12:30 am

ermerrrrgerrrd. This is terrifying.

Terran Republic · November 16, 2019 at 12:37 am

"No Watching When Walking"
I can kinda guess what the sign was originally saying in Chinese, must have been something like "Don't stop and look around when climbing the stairs", since it's a narrow staircase and if one stops and looks at the scenery or strikes a pose and takes a selfie etc, it would hold up everyone behind him and that's wasting everybody else's time who's trying to get to the top. The Chinese must have pulled the translation from Google Translate or something so it turned out so weird

Ing. APONTE · November 16, 2019 at 1:18 am

8:39 Where are you from? That guy behind you was dressing just tshirt haha

Maddilis Madness · November 16, 2019 at 2:01 am

most DANGEROUS hike in the world was my parents walk to school

Justin Guan · November 16, 2019 at 2:16 am

I get dizzy just by watching the video…..

Damien Smethurst · November 16, 2019 at 3:05 am

Fingerprints are so they can identify your body if you fall…


Mysteryself - Fallout 76 · November 16, 2019 at 4:39 am

A chinese girl a few weeks ago was doing the same thing your doing and fell and died due to a selfie malfunction. That is, paying to much attention to getting good angles on herself and not placing her foot in a good spot.

lee pagnini · November 16, 2019 at 5:26 am

Why would you go on this hike while bitching about "missing a train?" Why would you plan a train while passing many turnstiles where people "'wait?" Why don't you take a picture "leaning back" at the train? Taking four "lean back" pictures on the hike was TOO many! Why didn't you take a picture at the end on the hike??? I did NOT enjoy your video, due to these idiotic nuances! I will NOT visit your site again.

jase keppler · November 16, 2019 at 6:41 am

Yes u are fine 😍

Prajwal Nayak · November 16, 2019 at 6:42 am

This video always inspires me to take on a new adventurous trip.

Arijit Bera · November 16, 2019 at 7:09 am


Tao Feng · November 16, 2019 at 8:12 am

huashan is amazing

scott cusiter · November 16, 2019 at 8:56 am

One day, one of those wires is going to snap. You heard it hear first.

Tanmay Gaikwad · November 16, 2019 at 9:30 am

totally worth 2 hrs of the wait.

G · November 16, 2019 at 9:58 am

Humans must be the only animals who actively go after adrenaline rush !

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