Would You Like To Go For A Walk? I Dare You!

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El Caminito del Rey or “The King’s Little Path” is often regarded as the most dangerous walkway in the world. This old walkway, now fallen into disrepair, is pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Alora in the province of Malaga, Spain.
The walkway was built between 1901 and 1905 to provide workers the means to cross between two hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls. These days the walkway is closed to the public, but that hasn’t stop thrill seekers from walking the narrow mountain walkway.

The walkway is 3 feet and 3 inches (one meter) in width, and rises over 350 feet 100 meters) above the river below.
The walkway was completed in 1905, but the inauguration did not take place until 1921 when Spanish King Alfonso XIII crossed it and the walkways been called The Kings Pathway since.
Constructed of concrete resting on steel rails supported by stanchions at around 45 degrees into the rock face, it is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top has collapsed.

The result is large open air gaps that are bridged only by narrow steel beams or other support fixtures.  After several fatal accidents, the local government closed the path in 2000. But there are still daring hikers who manage to get around the barriers and make their way across the gorge.

Hook up the laptop to the HD TV and watch this video below.  Wild.

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