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Plank Road

Building the world's highest unsafe construction scaffolds

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Workers build a footpath around the vertical slopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province, China

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

This footpath is a plank road on the side of the mountain. Once finished, it will stretch for 3km (9843 ft) and be China's longest sightseeing footpath

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

48-year-old Yu Ji is one of the workers - he's been working on high cliffs building such plank roads for more than 10 years. He says,'Young people don't want this job, as it requires them to stay deep in the mountains for months'

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Yu Ji takes charge of the most dangerous part of the project - drilling the holes to set up pipes to support the footpath

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Building a plank road on Shifou Mountain is difficult because the cliff stands vertical at 90 degrees, without any slope or alcoves

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

A finished section of the footpath

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

Plank Road thanks to Jim Serritella

High jobs with high pay and high down-side

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Nature can do more than physicians. - Oliver Cromwell

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Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun. - Karolina Kurkova

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