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Campers get a high

If you love the adrenaline rush that extreme adventures offer, this camping trip is for you.

For the first time, thrill-seekers were able to pitch their tents overnight on the narrow wooden walkway that runs along the edge of a 1,700m cliff face of the Laojun Mountain in Henan province, China.The spine-tingling experience rewarded the more than 100 backpackers with breathtaking views of the sea of clouds that fills up the valley below like an expanse of water, reported China Daily.

One of the backpackers and an organiser of the trip, Xu Lei, said that for the first time, they moved campers from the bottom to part of the way up the mountain to get a better view of the sunrise. The walkway has a railing that kept the campers from rolling off in their sleep.

The trip was part of the Laojun Mountain Camp Festival, which started on Saturday.

Tour guide Qu Wei said that besides cliff camping, many tourists enjoy doing yoga, playing the Chinese zither and taking videos with the background of clouds.

Laojun Mountain, at 2,200m, is the holiest site for Taoist priests since Taoism's founder Li Er secluded himself there in the fifth or sixth century BC.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2016, with the headline 'Campers get a high'. Print Edition | Subscribe