Wanderlust

10 PLACES TO LIVE ON THE EDGE

10. Dachstein Sky Walk, Austria

Standing upon the Hunerkogel rock face you can look 250 metres straight down. Surrounding you is an amazing mountain panorama. What a spectacular way to view the Alps.

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9. Chang Kong Cliff Road, China

Would you be up for crossing an extremely narrow and treacherous walkway along cliffs in China’s Shaanzi Province? This road was built more than 700 years ago by hermits searching for ‘immortals’ they though were living deep in the mountains.

Chang Kong Cliff Road, China

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8. Bondi Iceberg’s Club, Sydney, Australia

This stunning ocean pool has been built into the cliff face. We know this one hasn’t got the height factor, but the views are amazing.

Iceburg, Bondi Beach

7. Aiguille du Midi’s “Step Into The Void” Skywalk, France

This glass box allows you to step inside and experience 1035 meters of space under your feet in total safety. You can then admire the views as your adrenaline races.

iguille du Midi’s “Step Into The Void” Skywalk, France

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6. Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA

You can’t tell by the photo, but this walkway, 1,220 meters above the canyon floor, is made from glass – you can see right down into he canyon below! What a way to view the iconic Grand Canyon.

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5. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, Australia

During our visit to Sydney we were lucky enough to experience the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Climb 141 metres to the top of the bridge to marvel at the views of the iconic Opera House and Circular Quay.

A icture of 2 people Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

4. Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California

Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite icon and a great challenge to many hikers. Most hikers take 10 – 12 hours to hike the arduous trek to Half Dome and back.

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3. Preikestolen, Norway

This mountain form towers over the Lysefjord in Rogaland, Fjord Norway. There is a well prepared trek from Preikestolen Mountain Lodge to the top of the 604 metre high mountain plateau. Expect to spend 4 to 5 hours hiking from the lodge to the top and back down, and allow an hour or two to spend on the plateau.

Preikestolen, Norway

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2. Trolltunga, Norway

If you are looking for the ultimate selfie for your Instagram we would recommend taking it on the spectacular scenic cliff in Norway. Situated 1100 meters above sea level, the view is breathtaking. The hike however takes 8-10 hours in total and the ascent is about 900 meters. We think the journey is worth it, don’t you think?

Trolltunga, Norway

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1. Kjerag, Lysefjorden, Norway

Okay, we were wrong. – this is definitely the place to grab the ultimate selfie! Would you be daring enough to stand on the Kjeragbloten? This is a round rock wedged solidly into the mountain crevice.  This would definitely be the craziest place to live life on the edge!

 Kjerag, Lysefjorden, Norway

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Can you tell which country we think has the best cliffs to live life on the edge?

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