The El Caminito del Rey is nuts and you CAN’T try this at home, so just watch from here, okay?
It was built for people back when they didn’t have the Internet or Facebook and just balls of steel back between 1901 and 1905 for workers to cross between two hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls in Málaga, Spain.
It’s call the El Caminito del Rey or “The King’s Little Path” and is probably the most dangerous walkway in the world, if you don’t count the sidewalk out in front of Billy Joel’s house.
Hat tip Viral Nova
This has however turned El Caminito del Rey into an extreme vacations attraction and crossing the whole is an adventure sport for tourists.
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.
The photos don’t do it justice? Okay, here’s a video. The 1:25 mark made me a little queasy.
Better get over there quick if you’re stupid enough to do this – it’ll be a tourist trap and all with nets and do not enter signs now that we’ve shown everyone.
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