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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 abhors a vacuum. And so do I. - Anne Gibbons

Noble discontent is the path to heaven. - Thomas Higginson

Chop your own path. Get off the car track. - A.Y. Jackson

Treehouses are the ultimate return to nature. - Pete Nelson

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

The power which resides in him is new in nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu

Chocolate is nature's way of making up for Mondays. - Unknown

It is part of human nature to hate the man you have hurt. - Tacitus

I was born a slave, but nature gave me a soul of a free man. - Toussaint Louverture

wanderer, there is no path,
the path is made by walking. - Antonio Machado

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. - Horace

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. - Sir Peter Ustinov

Nature never makes any blunders. When she makes a fool she means it. - Archibald Alexander

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. - Woody Allen

A really well made buttonhole is the only link between art and nature. - Oscar Wilde

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. - Joseph Addison

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. - Unknown

Beauty is the first present nature gives to a woman and the first it takes away. - Fay Weldon

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. - Scott Adams

Middle Age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature. - Harold Coffin

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

It is not human nature that we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it. - Denis Diderot

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist. - Jacques Lipchitz

And I was afraid because I knew I had outgrown my past before I could see a path to my future. - Han Nolan

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about. - Oscar Wilde

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Soren Kierkegaard

In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong. - Paulo Coelho

It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies. - Cicero

Humility before the flower at the timber line is the gate which gives access to the path up the open fell. - Dag Hammarskjold

A path full of potholes must be traveled slowly, but there's no reason you can't finish the journey. - Faydra D. Fields

Each patient ought to feel somewhat the better after the physician's visit, irrespective of the nature of the illness. - Warfield Theobald Longcope

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. - John Muir

Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits. - Cindy Ross

If you like the outdoors, Colorado is a big adventure playground for adults: it's great for skiing, cycling, climbing, and hiking. - Tyler Hamilton

Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Human psychology describes a bump on the bump. - Willard Quine

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. - Joseph Addison

Determine what motivates you and you can find your path to love, happiness and influence and that which you seek to make your life complete. - Louis Howard


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