High Stepping




Wurzburg, Germany


Pailon del Diablo, Equador


Chand Baori fountain in India.
These steps lead to a huge fountain built in the tenth century to collect rain in the region and accumulate them in temporary lakes. The structure has a total of 3,500 steps and down to a depth of 30 meters.

Elbsandsteingebirge stairs in Schsische Schweiz, Germany.
Some steps are cut directly into the rock of these mountains. Dating from the thirteenth century and were eroded by wind and water, but it remained being used daily by tourists. 487 steps, which have been restored in the eighteenth century to facilitate transit.

Crack of Guatape in Antioquia, Colombia.
Corner stone is a genuine monolith with a height of 220 meters. Cement stairs were built directly on the rock, filling the crack where the sides support the structure. To reach the top, you must climb the 702 steps.

Haiku scale in Oahu, Hawaii.
This extraordinary scale spanning 3922 steps, climbing and descending a hill of 850 meters. It was created to facilitate the installation of antennas in 1942. Largely made of wood, was modernized in 1950 with metal, but closed to the public since 1987.

The Inca road in Peru.
An ancient trade route that connects Cuzco to Machu Picchu town. There are miles and miles of stairs in some very unsafe places, such as for example the famous floating stage.

Wayna Pichu at Machu Pichu, Peru.
Some steps cut into the rock which crown an ascent of 360 feet above the main city of Machu Pichu. In some sectors, the ascent is complicated, passing through narrow portions with small eroded steps. They allow only 400 tourists to climb daily, and shuts down access at 1 p.m.

Cross Road ladder in Bermeo, Basque Country, Spain.
This network connects with endless steps where Rocky is a small church dating from the tenth century, it seems to be of Templar origin. To reach the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatze must climb 231 steps and there are gaps between steps are identified to be the footprints of St. John, which are assigned certain curative powers. For example, sit on them for healing, or touch the hat to cure headaches.

Scale worm Taihang Mountains on the border
between Shanxi and Henan provinces in China.

This scale worm of approximately 100 meters was recently installed with the intention of attracting thousands of tourists to the beautiful Taihang mountains. Before climbing visitors are asked to sign a form assuring that are no heart or lung problems.