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11/22/2016 03:02 pm ET

These Photos Show The 27 Most Dangerous Footpaths Around The World

Walking on solid ground is so overrated.
During the rainy season, huge waves dwarf Laotian fisherman Samnieng as he uses a homemade high-wire bridge to cross over the
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During the rainy season, huge waves dwarf Laotian fisherman Samnieng as he uses a homemade high-wire bridge to cross over the dangerous waters of the turbulent Mekong River in Champasak province, Laos.

Footbridges and pathways in many remote parts of the world consist of rope and boards ― and, in lucky situations, some railings too. In some instances, there is very little between an explorer and a deep chasm, leaving the individual with some precarious choices to make. Check out the adrenaline-inducing images below.

  • A trekker crosses the swollen Kanka River in Naranag, Gangabal Lake region, Kashmir Himalayas, India.
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    A trekker crosses the swollen Kanka River in Naranag, Gangabal Lake region, Kashmir Himalayas, India.
  • Caminito del Rey route in Malaga, Spain.
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    Caminito del Rey route in Malaga, Spain.
  • A woman crosses an exposed suspension bridge in British Columbia.
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    A woman crosses an exposed suspension bridge in British Columbia.
  • Ashley Guerzon walks across the tight cable bridge section of the "Le Roc du Vent" Via Ferrata in the French Alps in Areche-B
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    Ashley Guerzon walks across the tight cable bridge section of the "Le Roc du Vent" Via Ferrata in the French Alps in Areche-Beaufort, Savoie, France.
  • A young woman crosses the Dragon's Wall rope bridge in Mondsee, Austria.
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    A young woman crosses the Dragon's Wall rope bridge in Mondsee, Austria.
  • Wooden bridge in red cliffside at Wat Phu Tok mountain in Bueng Kan, Thailand.
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    Wooden bridge in red cliffside at Wat Phu Tok mountain in Bueng Kan, Thailand.
  • Swinging bridges near Passu, Bojal, Pakistan.
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    Swinging bridges near Passu, Bojal, Pakistan.
  • A mountain biker crosses a sandstone bridge in Canyonlands, Utah.
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    A mountain biker crosses a sandstone bridge in Canyonlands, Utah.
  • A woman on a suspension bridge in the National Park Tsingy du Bemaraha, Mahajanga, Madagascar.
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    A woman on a suspension bridge in the National Park Tsingy du Bemaraha, Mahajanga, Madagascar.
  • A precarious crossing between villages in the Dulong Valley, China.
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    A precarious crossing between villages in the Dulong Valley, China.
  • Tourists make their way along The Gobbins coastal path and trail in Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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    Tourists make their way along The Gobbins coastal path and trail in Antrim, Northern Ireland.
  • Mianshan walkway in Mianshan, Shanxi province, China.
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    Mianshan walkway in Mianshan, Shanxi province, China.
  • Suspension bridge hanging over Hunza river, Passu, Northern Pakistan.
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    Suspension bridge hanging over Hunza river, Passu, Northern Pakistan.
  • People cross a river on a rope bridge in Askole, Pakistan.
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    People cross a river on a rope bridge in Askole, Pakistan.
  • Mianshan scenic area in China consists of a series of temples (mainly Taoist) constructed on these cliffs over time.
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    Mianshan scenic area in China consists of a series of temples (mainly Taoist) constructed on these cliffs over time.
  • A wooden bridge over Coruh River in northeastern Turkey.
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    A wooden bridge over Coruh River in northeastern Turkey.
  • Breathtaking sky bridge on the peak of Huang Mountain, China.
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    Breathtaking sky bridge on the peak of Huang Mountain, China.
  • Indonesian students go to school via a suspension bridge that connects the Suro village and Plempungan village in Boyolali, C
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    Indonesian students go to school via a suspension bridge that connects the Suro village and Plempungan village in Boyolali, Central Java, Indonesia.
  • Rope bridge with missing boards in Imbabura, Ecuador.
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    Rope bridge with missing boards in Imbabura, Ecuador.
  • Suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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    Suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Footbridge over Del'mhlwazini River in Njesuthi portion of Drakensberg, Kwazulu Natal province, South Africa.
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    Footbridge over Del'mhlwazini River in Njesuthi portion of Drakensberg, Kwazulu Natal province, South Africa.
  • A hiker crosses a bridge in the Apolobamba Range, Bolivia.
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    A hiker crosses a bridge in the Apolobamba Range, Bolivia.
  • Suspension bridge made of bamboo in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India.
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    Suspension bridge made of bamboo in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India.
  • Footbridge in Northern Hilltribe trekking city of Moung Mon on the border of China (Sapa Region).
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    Footbridge in Northern Hilltribe trekking city of Moung Mon on the border of China (Sapa Region).
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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    Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • A girl walks over Carrick rope bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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    A girl walks over Carrick rope bridge, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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