Skip to comments.Scariest Path In The World in HD(VIDEO)
Posted on 12/22/2012 12:15:19 PM PST by navysealdad
El Caminito del Rey (English: The King's little pathway) is a walkway or via ferrata, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in the district of Málaga, Spain. The name is often shortened to Camino del Rey. In 1901 it became obvious that workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide for transport of materials, and for the inspection and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years and it was finished in 1905.
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Holy Smokes! I was terrified just sitting in my family room. I’d like to know how this was filmed. Did the daredevil have a camera mounted on his helmet? It doesn’t seem to be faked.
My daughter kept repeating, “That’s not right.”
Who the hell put in all the iron work?
SOMEone had to hang to anchor jacks and braces.
SOMEone hauled steel, pipe, mortar, brick and concrete.
SOMEone hauled tools .. hammers, chisels, drills
SOMEone had it all accomplished in 4 years in an era when Spain probably couldn't SPELL industrial revolution
SOMEone had to write the letters to the widows.
SOMEone built the forms out of SOMEthing that was hauled up there.
This retired blue collar guy is humbled
I thought I’d read some time ago that there was a plan to repair this walkway. I guess they haven’t gotten around to it yet.
I also wish whoever made the video had paused more frequently to check out the view. What little could be seen was lovely!
When I showed this to my wife she really had a hard problem watching it! I have parachuted and this is something I would never attempt!