China: Mount Huashan Cable Car

Mount Huashan is a spectacular white granite mountain with five peaks that has insane 3000 feet vertical drops on many sides. It almost looks like something taken from the Avatar movie and totally blows away Yosemite in California. Getting here, it’s a bit exhausting with all the tourist crowds and shuttle buses and lines for tickets and lines for pretty much everything. But once you are at the west cable car and you are swinging above a total abyss and moving up over absolutely incredible terrain – you forget about crowds and everything else. The cable car on the west side just opened in 2014 and is state of the art. The moments when you go over ridges and the land beneath you drops thousands of feet are truly breathtaking.