Hua Shan~ A Painting Springs to life

Jagged mountain scenery unfolds like a piece of art…The Western of the Five Great Mountains! Known as “the Number One Precipitous Mountain under Heaven”, Mt. Huashan is one of the five sacred mountains in China. If that doesn’t make David want to climb it I don’t know what will? Oh ya…the crazy, dangerous paths in some places to reach the top! He said if we’re going to Xi’an, I’m doing it!!

The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world and he did it!!! I only went so far on the dangerous ones. I wanted to but I am a little bit afraid of heights.

The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted onto the mountainside. The area has been considered holy since at least the 2nd century. The mountain’s highest southern peak reaches 2,160 m (7,087 ft). We did all 4 peaks, the dangerous paths and spent about 7 hours actual climbing and hiking. This was a MUST on our list in Xian and truly a highlight!!
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We did it! Another thing off our list 🙂

 

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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