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Scariest Hiking Trail in the World?

http://www.break.com/index/scariest-hiking-trail-in-world.html

Watch it fully…some moments are just…chilling lol.

BTW no scares here, its a legit video (for the nervous nannies).

Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.[/quote]

I read about it before. I want to say Spain.

[quote]Vicomte wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.

I read about it before. I want to say Spain.[/quote]

Correct sir.

[quote]tribunaldude wrote:
http://www.break.com/index/scariest-hiking-trail-in-world.html

Watch it fully…some moments are just…chilling lol.

BTW no scares here, its a legit video (for the nervous nannies).[/quote]

Hmmm… FUCK THAT SHIT!

I love hiking, especially challenging trails, but I’d rather not embark on that particular one anytime soon.

Where do I sign up?

Holy shiz nat!

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FUCK!

Its “el caminito del rey” in malaga, spain (the King’s walkway).

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.[/quote]

looks like there is some sort of safety wire you can clip into. Still a ridiculous trail. I would however like to climb it.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.[/quote]

LOL, funny and true.

Some tourists travel overseas and think that visiting the natural wonder they saw on a postcard will be as leisurely as a Disney ride. I’ve seen some messed up stuff that would NEVER be allowed in North America in a 1000 years. When I went to Victoria falls they allow you to go into this rockpool about the size of a hot-tub, RIGHT at the edge of the waterfall. I also visited a live volcano once in the South pacific where you’re standing right at the brim of the caldera and “lava-bombs” the size of Volkswagens are being thrown up at you. Great experiences but you have to watch your ass.

I’d never go on that hiking trail though. No thank you…

Wow, that’s beautiful. Vertigo-inducing, but beautiful.

Yea that’s a scary walk alright but I would still like to do it.

I can’t believe the fact its over 100 years old. Like who the fuck builds stairs and shit 300m above the ground. That would be a scary job.

I was curious if anyone had died during the walk and according to the wiki article there have been several deaths and the walkway is closed but people still do it.

The vertigo is crazy.

[quote]tribunaldude wrote:
Its “el caminito del rey” in malaga, spain (the King’s walkway).

Professor X wrote:
Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.

[/quote]

“the king’s little walk”? figured itd be something more badass like el camino del diablo or el camino de muerte

It would be scary, and you could certainly imperil yourself. But I think with decent competence, it would not be that dangerous. There is a safety line the entire length, it is wide enough for the most part, and there are numerous support beams. What is crazy is realizing that 100 years ago some crazy assholes built this thing.

I want to do the Mount Huashan trail, you end up on top where there’s an old monk temple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keXJwQtM6c0&feature=related

I will totally shit in my pants! Even attached to the safety wire!

Great vid! Thanks!

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Where is that? If it were in America, there would have to be a safety net, 13 warnings per step, mandatory helmet and knee pad laws, a bungee cord, 2 lawyers for the waiver signing, and an escort.[/quote]

And David Hasselhoff in the water in case you fall in.

[quote]hardgnr wrote:
Yea that’s a scary walk alright but I would still like to do it.

I can’t believe the fact its over 100 years old. Like who the fuck builds stairs and shit 300m above the ground. That would be a scary job.

I was curious if anyone had died during the walk and according to the wiki article there have been several deaths and the walkway is closed but people still do it.

The vertigo is crazy.[/quote]

I would add, how the fuck did they build it. Why did they and how many died building it.

I’d really love to do it! You’ll know you’re alive when you’re hiking that puppy!

HELL NO!!! Glad I got to see it, but there is no chance getting my ass up there.