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Dine if you dare.

Huashan Mountain is a 2.5 hour drive from Xi’an, and it is one of five sacred mountains in China. It is known for its dangerous cliffs and plunging ravines. Not surprisingly, it is the most dangerous mountain in China for climbers. However, if climbers somehow manage to reach the very top, they earn the privilege to dine for free at the hilltop restaurant.

Interested? Well, let’s take a sneak preview of what the journey’s like!

1. Take the tram up to the start of the trail.

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2. Follow the path.

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3. Remember to hold onto the railing for your dear life.

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4. Watch out for the people in front of you, and be careful of people who are going in the opposite direction of you when they’re descending the mountain.

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5. Take a few steps.

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6. Watch out now. It gets a little steeper, so keep your toes in the holes.

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7. Almost there!

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8. And finally, congratulations on not dying!

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Now that you’ve gone through a pictorial version of the adventure ahead, the question is —

Do you dare?

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Underwater Wonders

Diving itself is a dangerous ‘sport,’ but when it is mixed with exploring uncharted territory, extremely cold temperatures, low-visibility conditions, little space, frolicking with wild animals, and limited air supply, you have what is known as Cave Diving. The invention of the sport started when somebody was attempting to get rid of a dead body. According to PBS, cave diving is more dangerous than climbing Mount Everest. Because of all its associated risks and nature, the National Speleological Society defines a successful cave dive as “one you return from.”

Would you like to take a swim with dangerous animals?

Would you be curious enough to explore all the wonders that blue holes hold?

Most importantly, do you dare?

Olé!

We’ve all heard of the bullfighting in Spain, but we’ve probably never heard of a spectacle known as Jallikattu. The “sport” takes place in India’s Tamil Nadu province, and while you may think Spanish bullfighting is dangerous, participants of Jallikattu not only run with the bulls, but they get dangerously close in an attempt to subdue the crazed beasts to grab the money tied to their horns. (Note: These bulls have chili peppers rubbed into their eyes and are force-fed alcohol and afterwards have their testicles  pinched.)

(Un)fortunately for the daring, the use of bulls in performances are now prohibited due to aggressive campaigning on behalf of PETA. It seems like if you want to run with the bulls now, you’ll just have to settle for good ol’ Spain.

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Is it scary?

Yes.

Will you get hurt?

Most likely.

But ultimately, do you dare?