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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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Heli-Skiing

Heli-skiing is not your average run down, bunny hill. Heli-skiing invovles a helicopter, perfect powder, and an extremely long way down the mountain. Heli-skiing has become extremely popular since its beginning in the 1960s, and is one extreme way to ski down a mountain. There is also the option of heli-boarding, which involves snowboarding instead of skiing. People enjoy the rush of jumping out of a helicopter and cruising down the mountain at high speeds. Do you think you could handle it?

Do you dare?