Mount Hua, just west of Xi’an and its Terracotta Army in Shaanxi, is one of the five great mountains of China. And, if you know anything about China, you should know that China takes its sacred mountains seriously. Each year millions of Chinese travelers come to the slopes of Hua Shan on almost a pilgrimage of sorts that sees them climb to the Southern Temple Teahouse on its peak. But what makes the ascent of Mount Hua especially noteworthy is the trail: it’s freaking dangerous! Check out these photos, which will show you what we mean.