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Builders in the sky!!!

(Source: Personal Email )

Workers build a footpath around the vertiginous slopes of Shifou Mountain in China!!

Thousands of metres up the vertiginous slopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province, China, a team of workers, operating with hardly any safety measures, are building a footpath.

The workers are building a plank road on the side of the mountain that, once it is finished, will stretch for 3km (9843 ft) and be China’s longest sightseeing footpath.

48-year-old Yu Ji (above) is one of the workers and he has been working on high cliffs building such plank roads for more than 10 years. He comments: “Young people don’t want this job, as it requires them to stay deep in the mountains for months or even years”

Yu Ji takes charge of the most dangerous part of the project – drilling the holes to set up pipes to support the footpath.
Building a plank road on Shifou Mountain is difficult because the cliff stands vertical at 90 degrees, without any slope or alcoves.

A finished section of the footpath.

Loving it!! 🙂 – – – Hope you did too – – – **

Mount Roraima

Once again stumbling… came across a very impressive mountain top! I wanted to know more… I Googled it!!! Here is the low down:

Mount Roraima, two billion years in making, is surrounded by 400m tall cliffs on ALL sides! Its summit area is an impressive 31 km2. This mountain’s location – in South America – forms a triple border with Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana. It forms the highest peak of Guyana’s Highland Range.

Source: science.nationalgeographic.comSource: magicaldeductions.tumblr.com

Its quite stunning right?