From the long-distance continental thru-routes of North America to Britain’s biggest multi-summit conquests, we’ve selected 5 of the world’s best hiking challenges.
Mount Huashan (7,066ft) has five prominent peaks, however it’s the South Peak which has the famed Plank Road. The short plank walk does not require climbing equipment, however you will need to hire a harness. The via ferrata allows you to negotiate across the route’s one-foot-wide boards which snake around Huashan’s exposed cliff faces.
The mountain also has another via ferrata on its East Peak, which starts with an very steep downwards climb and leads to the breathtaking Chess Pavilion (again, you have the opportunity to hire a harness).