12 Scary Lookouts That will Give you Butterflies 0 1173

1. Linzhou spiral staircase, Taihang Mountains, China


This 300ft spiral staircase on the wall of the Taihang Mountains, Linzhou gives visitors a real (and frickin scary) experience of the mountain range. To even thinking of climbing this staircase you need to sign a form stating you have no heart / lung problems and you also must be under the age of 60, sorry nan.

2. Titlis Cliff Walk, Switzerland

This is a pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis in the Swiss Alps. It stands at approximately 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level and is said to be the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe.


3. Sears Tower, Chicago, USA

Towering 110 storey’s above the streets below, the Sears Tower has four attached four glass boxes that allow visitors to step out and look below. ‘The Ledge’ has transparent walls that were designed to give visitors a floating sensation.

Via: Flickr
Via: Flickr

4. Aurland Lookout, Norway

Built by IKEA, this giant skate-ramp looking platform gives amazing views of the fjords below.


5. Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona, USA

This transparent horseshoe-shaped, cantilever bridge gives you the sensation of walking ‘over’ the Grand Canyon. Looking through the glass floor you can see down on to the Colorado River, some 1450m below.


6. Gurvasutti Refuge, Mont Blanc, Italy

Set 3,000m above sea level, this plane fuselage lookalike offers refuge to up to 12 climbers at a time. It hangs above a terrifying drop, yet offers unsurpassed views over the spectacular Frébouze Glacier.


7. Shiniuzhai Geopark in Hunan, China

The worlds longest glass bridge, it spans 300m and is 180m above the ground. The floor is made of double-layered glass that is reportedly 25 times stronger than regular window glass. It’s referred to as the “hero bridge” because only hero’s have the courage to cross it.

World’s Longest Glass Bridge, 590ft High, Opens In China – Tourists Too Scared To Walk It!

8. Wooden Skywalk, Shifou Mountains, China

A 3 foot-wide path that’s made of wooden planks, thousands of feet above ground and stretching for 1.8miles. This is China’s longest sightseeing path. Look at the picture! Fuck that.


9. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Devil’s Pool is a natural rock pool on the edge of the Victoria Falls, located along the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. During the dry season, Devil’s Pool is shallow enough that people can safely swim right to the edge before the waterfall drops more than 300 feet.

Img: Flickr
Img: Flickr

10. Glacier Skywalk, Jasper, Canada

The Glacier Skywalk promises an experience ‘where glaciers rest above and birds soar below’ and guarantees a special bond with the natural world. Hopefully not with the rocks 280 metres below.



11. Tiamen Skywalk, Zhangjiajie, China

Situated 4,700ft above sea level, the 200ft long bridge joins the west cliff at the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, the summit of Tianmen Mountain and Zhang Jiajie. To save paying danger money to cleaners, tourists are asked to put on shoe covers before passing to help keep the path clean.


Via: Wanderlust

 12. AlpspiX viewing platform (Germany)

The AlpspiX viewing platform, located at the base of Germany’s Alpspitze mountain allows visitors to walk out to the edge and look 1,000 metres down into the valley below.





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