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The most dangerous geocache in the world? – Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) – Geocache of the Week

Derek H on July 2, 2014, 4:45 pm

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For something like this, you have to spell extreme like this: "XTREEEEEEEMMMMEEEE". Photo by geocacher poizon

For something like this, you have to spell extreme like this: “XTREEEEEEEMMMMEEEE”. Photo by geocacher poizon

Geocache Name:

Hua Shan (GC1XAM3)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/4

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

First, to clear things up: we don’t condone taking unnecessary risks in order to find a geocache. No find is worth getting hurt over. And in fact, in order to find this geocache, you don’t have to walk along the precarious pathways bolted into the cliffside. That being said, very few times will you get the chance to do something this cool. And just think of the amazing selfies you could take! The pathways were developed several hundred years ago by those seeking to reach the mountain peaks for their religious significance. In more recent years, this has become a popular tourism spot. The Chinese government has incorporated more safety measures to the vertigo-inducing paths to ensure that everyone gets a chance to safely make the journey. Just google “the most dangerous hike in the world” or “Hua Shan” for plenty of more pictures and info.

What geocachers are saying:

“Finding this cache was a great adventure. Huashan is a wonderful mountain and we enjoyed our day very much.” – poizon

“This is the cache I have worked mostly to get. 3 hours of climbing stairs. I tried to count the stairs, but I gave up, reaching 1600. I think we climbed more than 2000 steps…Thanks to >>SCK_ARo<< for this cache.” – Lyngerup.dk

“After climbing incredibly many many steps, we found out that we have forgotten to check a photohint, but fortunately we found it anyway. Box was empty, so we tried to fullfill it with travelbugs. Hua Shan cache will be the most precious point of mine!” – GeoEfka

Photos and video:

 

NBD. These steps are solid as rock. Because that's what they're carved into. Photo by geocacher klingac

NBD. These steps are solid as rock. Because that’s what they’re carved into. Photo by geocacher klingac

Yikes! Don't look down! Photo by geocacher klingac

Yikes! Don’t look down! Photo by geocacher klingac

The heavenly steps. Photo by geocacher klingac

The heavenly steps. Photo by geocacher klingac

A beautiful sunrise makes it all worth it. Photo by geocacher doky team

A beautiful sunrise makes it all worth it. Photo by geocacher doky team

What’s the most well-made geocache you’ve ever found? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Elisa J G

    Wonderful. Guess this makes it onto my bucket list.


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