But Chinese tourist chiefs hope visitors will share the same utter fearlessness and clamour for the chance to walk China's latest tourist attraction in the Hunan Province.
So-called Plank Walks – ramshackle walkways nailed to the sides of cliffs and mountains - are increasingly popular in China.
Entrepreneurs have seen there is cash in the seemingly suicidal 'extreme tourism' – and there are almost no health and safety laws to trouble them.
When complete the Shifou Mountain walks will be the world's longest – but fans claim the Huashan Mountain plank walk is the world's most terrifying. There the wooden boards are less then 12” in places.
A worker on the Shifou Walk Yu Ji said: “ You just wear the ropes, and then everything is okay.”
But not everyone agrees.
Plank Walker Beijing Mike Said: “Huashan is billed as an insanely dangerous plank walk. There was one section where if the wood could talk, it would be crying out for a preemptive replacement but keeping the old planks intact after a few seasons of sun, snow and rain does give this place a heightened since of danger.”
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