16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery


These stairs are located in
different corners of the world. Some are made of stone or wood, some have
railings, some don’t, but there is one thing that unites them — the height and
the danger these stairs are hiding will take anyone’s breath away.

Bright Side is going to tell
you about the most mind-blowing stairs that require superhero-level bravery to
even be stepped on.
Stairs to the Kalavantin Durg
fort (India)



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
The fort itself is a small
cave but the stairs leading up to it are deservedly called one of the most
dangerous in the world. These uneven stairs are cut into rock that is located
close to Mumbai.
It takes about 3 hours to
climb all the way up the stairs. Coming back down can take more time because
the stairs are always wet because of the fog. There are no railings on these
old stairs which is why thrill seeking tourists who like extreme climbing must
use tools to stick to the rock in order to not fall down.
A zipped rock


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
The rock called El Peñón de
Guatapé in Colombia together with the stairs leading to its summit has been
compared with many things.
For some people it looks like
this piece of the rock is sewn up with a thread, other people see a zipper, and
then there’s another group that believes it would be the perfect shelter in the
case of a Zombie Apocalypse.
Visit China and touch the sky


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
There is the Tianmen mountain
located in the Hunan Province of China. Its name means “The gate to heaven” and
it’s not for nothing — the arc was that formed after an earthquake in 263 A.D.
looks like one.
It is believed that those who
overcome all 999 stairs to “The gate to heaven” will be able to touch the sky
and obtain eternal happiness.
By the way, it’s pretty
difficult to reach the stairs themselves. They are located on the top of the
mountain and travelers and pilgrims have to first get to a certain level by
cable car and then overcome 7 miles by car on a winding road which is called “99
turns.”
Forbidden stairs in the
Hawaiian hills



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
The Haʻikū Stairs in Hawaii
are one of the most popular routes for tourists seeking something extreme. They
attempt the climb despite the fact that entering them is prohibited, that there
are police on duty at the beginning of the route, and that they can incur a
huge penalty for even attempting the ascent.
Many people come to the island
of Oʻahu specifically to see these legendary stairs built by the military in
1942 for laying a communication cable. Since 1987, the Haʻikū Stairs have
become a “civilian” route for tourists that are eager to overcome all 3,922
stairs and reach the Ko’olau summit. It would be impossible to reach this goal
if a person is not in good physical shape.
Following the footsteps of the
prophet Moses



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
This is the legendary Mountain
of Moses located on the south Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. According to the
legend, it’s on this summit where Moses received the stone tablets with the 10
commandments. Today, it’s a place where crowds of pilgrims from different
countries of the world gather.
In order to reach the summit
of the Mountain of Moses, one has to overcome “steps of penitence.” Most
pilgrims usually ascend the mountain at night. First of all, it’s not that hot,
secondly, being able to see the sunrise on the summit is something unbelievable
according to tourists.
A 300 ft high spiral


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
These stairs can rightfully be
called mind-boggling. A spiral that reaches a height of almost 300 feet leads
to the summit of the Taihang Mountain. Those willing to climb to the summit
that is the height of a 30-story building must sign a document stating that
they have been forewarned of the danger and are completely healthy.
People over 60 are not allowed
to ascend this spiral staircase because the ascent is not easy and the winds
blowing on the summit make the whole construction shake and squeak.
Adam’s Peak


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
This breathtaking view is
waiting for anyone who happens to be in Sri Lanka and dares to climb Adam’s
peak. Ascending this mountain is completely safe and many people even go there
with children.
Crowds of pilgrims flock to
this place to see the sunrise and a stone plate with Buddha’s footprint.
The only inconvenience is that
you’ll have to perform the journey at night because going up the stairs in the
hot sun can be too much. The night air is cool, it’s quiet, and there are even
lanterns along the stairs that light the way to the top.
Just a staircase…and nothing
else



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
The staircase called Voolyberg
Tower was built in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant not far from the
city Tielt-Winge. A wooden observation deck used to be located in its place but
after it had been burned by vandals, the decision was made to replace it with a
metal construction.
The engineering studio Close
to Bone designed and built the metal construction that floats above the countryside,
creating a staircase leading to the sky. The height of this construction is
almost 40 feet and its top opens to a view of the famous Hallerbos — a real
fairy-tale forest covered with a carpet of bluebells.
King’s Pathway for those who
like extremes



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
The mountain path El Caminito
del Rey was built in Spain at the beginning of the 20th century for
transporting goods between 2 power stations along the edges of the gorge El
Chorro. The pathway got its name due to the presence of King Alfonso XIII at
its opening.
Since builders used the
cheapest materials, the condition of El Caminito quickly deteriorated and took
on the scary name “Death walk.” In 2000, after the tragic death of several
tourists, it was closed. But even after that, thrill seekers, as well as,
climbers from all over the world used to visit this place anyway. Even a €6,000
penalty didn’t stop them.
Eventually, it was decided to
reconstruct the pathway and make it safe for tourists. In spring 2015, El
Caminito del Rey was re-opened to everyone.
3,500 stairs to water


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
A stepwell called Chand Baori
that is located in the Abhaneri village is considered to be one of the most
ancient and deepest in India. It looks like an inverted pyramid the top of
which goes 100 feet deep into the earth. On the bottom, there is a well with
murky water.
Local residents believe that
the well was built by demons. Historians are more realistic and say that this
reservoir was created for collecting rainwater. It also used to protect people
from the heat who would gather and sit on the stairs because the air was always
several degrees cooler at the bottom.
You can choose any of the
numerous stairs to get down to the bottom. The main thing is to watch carefully
where you are stepping because there are no railings here and the stairs are
pretty steep.
“The Road to Heaven” leads to
a tea house



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
This path leading to the top
of the Mount Hua is called “The Road to Heaven.” Its stairs are cut right into
the rock, while iron chains serve as railings. Earlier, only pilgrims used to
climb this mountain because it is one of the 5 Sacred Mountains of Taoism in
China. Today, this Road to Heaven is open for tourists too.
16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery 
Those who dare to reach the
summit will have to climb more than 6,500 feet up. The steep stairs sometimes
turn into narrow wooden paths hanging over the abyss. The ascension finishes
with a visit to a tiny tea house with a mind-blowing view.
Peek behind the waterfall


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
You can get to the waterfall
called “Devil’s Cauldron” (Pailon del Diablo) in Ecuador by going up an ancient
stone stairway. It comes very close to a gorge where water flows with extreme
force.
The stairs go through a tunnel
with slippery walls that leads straight to the waterfall.
16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery 
Many tourists who have visited
a small deck behind the “Devil’s Cauldron” say that the view is incredible.
Just imagine — water keeps splashing on you, there is a huge waterfall in front
of you, and you can even touch this white wall of water.
Walking the dead loop


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
This unusual staircase has
already become one of the most famous sights of Duisburg, Germany. Its name is
unusual too — “Tiger and Turtle.”
The creators of these stairs
offer people a chance to walk along a roller coaster. It’s pretty easy to do it
despite the fact that you will have to overcome the dead loop. The length of
the stairs is 720 feet.
The highest point of the
stairs, which are about 42 feet up, opens to a panoramic view of the city.
Additionally, the stairs are lit up in the evenings.
No more than 300 people per
day!



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
In order to reach the mountain
peak of Yosemite National Park in California, one will have to overcome a trek
along a 6-mile-road, part of which is covered by a cable car.
Park staff don’t allow any
more than 300 people to walk on it per day and each visitor is granted special
permission. Tourists are required to be physically fit and to have an intense
desire to cover the 400 stairs on the almost vertical rope stairway.
A way to the Temple of the
Moon



16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
This stone staircase located
at Machu Picchu is about 500 years old. It was built by the ancient Incas to be
able to reach the Temple of the Moon.
Today, a maximum of 400 people
are allowed on the stairs per day. The ascent will take about 2 hours and
you’ll have to constantly hold onto the wall. The stairs and the wall here are
wet and slippery — one wrong step and you can fall into the abyss of the
Urubamba River.
To the top for the stars!


16 Crazy Stairs That Can Make Anyone Get Jittery
This observatory called Pic du
Midi is located in the French Pyrenees. A part of the journey here can be
covered by cable car, the other part can only be covered by stairs. Since it’s
very cold and strong winds blow at the top, you will have to wear warm clothes.
Recently, they’ve started to
offer the opportunity to stay here overnight — scientists have cleared several
rooms for those who need rest after their extreme journey.
Which of these stairs would
you dare to walk on? Please tell us about it in the comments!

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BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.