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Watch this hiker take a selfie off a 7,000ft cliff -- with no harness!

Not long ago, a group of students climbed 1,135ft to take a selfie atop Hong Kong's Centre Tower, and that seemed pretty bold.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in China, traveler Mark Laurence raised the selfie stakes a few thousand feet by taking his GoPro on a leisurely hike along Mount Hua Shan on the Cliffside Plank Path -- one of the narrowest, most dangerous footpaths on the planet. And you thought this Spanish cliff walk was insane. 

While he was up there, treading brazenly across a feeble-looking wooden plank, Laurence stretched one leg over the 7,066ft drop, and even unclasped his harness, tethered to a slim wire, for part of the trek. We're not saying it's smart, but it sure is compelling.

Watch Laurence's gut-wrenching video below, and try not to look away as he leans back like he hangs out on deadly mountaintops every day.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She refuses to watch this video a second time. Follow her to a safe observatory deck on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.