If you are one of those people whose palms get sweaty just thinking about being close to the edge then you should prepare yourself because in a few minutes your hands will most likely be drenched. With everything from the underbelly of the highest suspension bridge in the world to what is almost indisputably the most dangerous road on the planet, these are the 25 most precarious places on Earth.
Trift Bridge, Switzerland
As one of the highest and longest suspension bridges in the Alps nothing more than a couple planks of wood and some steel cables separate hikers from the icy glacier hundreds of feet below.
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
Although in the early 20th century this peak was declared “perfectly inaccessible” since then thousands of hikers have made the steep climb up its rocky slope with the assistance of a couple cables attached to the top.
CN Tower Edgewalk, Toronto
On the 116th floor of the CN Tower there is a “sidewalk” that loops around the outside of the building. Every year between the months of May and October tourists can strap themselves in and lean out over the city to get a spine tingling adrenaline rush.
Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls
This natural rock pool on the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia is a popular destination for tourists seeking a close brush with death. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even lay down with your arms extended over the edge.
The Eiger, Switzlerand
This mountain in the Bernese Alps is one of the more treacherous climbs in the world. It’s north face alone has claimed over 60 lives in the past 70 years.
Golden Rock, Myanmar
Teetering on the edge of Mt. Kyaikhtiyo is a popular pilgrimage sight for Buddhists who believe the trek to the summit will give them good health and fortune.