(Video) Death-defying cliffside plank walk jam-packed with tourists

THE world's most dangerous hiking trail has just got scarier with the start of the busy season. The death-defying cliffside plank walk at Huashan Mountain is now jam-packed with courageous tourists.

The trail up the mountain in the Shaanxi province involves steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted onto the mountainside.

Tourists are inching their way along with only a narrow plank path of wooden boards keeping them from falling to their doom.

A word of advice for those walking the trails, and it is not about not looking down — don't unhinge the safety harness.

Watch the video here: