Saturday 5 April 2008

Dangerous Pathway

El Caminito del Rey (The King's pathway, often shortened to El Camino del Rey) is a walkway, now fallen into disrepair, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Alora in Spain.

The walkway has now gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. Some parts of the walkway have completely collapsed and have been replaced by a beam and a metallic wire on the wall.

Many people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years. After four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed the entrances. However, adventurous tourists still find their way into the walkway.

(thanks Russell)

8 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Probably its origin name comes from the intention of they took the king to a walk at this place, where the king was pushed down.
Another king, please!

Chad Cloman said...


That was completely insane. Just watching the video messed me up.

Anonymous said...

Had to hold on to the desk just watching it! I thought he was he was supporting himself on the cliff wall when he crossed the gaps on the rusty rail. But on the last gap there was no support and he just danced across that 10cm wide rail like a circus performer.

Anonymous said...

It is true, on the last footage stages I noticed he was not using any kind of security device, since he moved away of the wall while he was crossing equilibrated in that bar.

Anonymous said...

and about his cam? Is he using a helmet cam?

Chad Cloman said...

Took me awhile to come to that same conclusion—that he's wearing a helmet cam.

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