This Extreme Camping Style Isn’t For The Faint Hearted

Posted on Aug 9 2016 - 10:57am by Abi Smith
* Abi Smith for Attractions August 9, 2016

When it comes to adrenaline pumping activities you wouldn’t normally assume camping was one of them.

However, what you are about to see is a far cry from pitching your tent in a boggy British field. These brave campers settled down for the night on the edge of a cliff face thousands of metres in the air.

The 1,700m-high cliff became a temporary layover for thrill seeking backpackers who decided to pitch their tents overnight on the narrow wooden walkway. It runs along the edge of the Laojun Mountain in Henan province, China.

In total, 100 travellers were allowed to sleep along the path, which provided stunning unspoilt views of the surrounding mountain range.

The campers began climbing to their destination on Friday and eventually reached their 1,700m high camp at the hanging plank road just before sunset.

Luckily, there was temporary railing put in place to stop people falling to their deaths during the night and organisers had set up portable loos, as well as providing torches to avoid late night accidents.

Think you could stomach it? Take a closer look at this wacky experience and put your nerves to the test.

A glimpse of what camping at 1,700m looks like


Despite the wooden fencing along the walkway, we can’t help but think this looks incredibly unstable.