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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Most incredible video

As soon as this video starts, go to full screen mode. It is a walkway that is absolutely incredible. Words can't describe it you just have to watch it.

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Fergyflyer – I don’t know where to start. Beautiful and breathtaking country. That Dude has balls the size of Canada. I need to go back and read all the editorials… Great Post!!! Now I am afraid of heights...

History of the walkway:
In 1901 it was obvious that the workers of the Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide transport of materials, vigilance and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years; it was finished in 1905.

In 1921 the king Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway for the inauguration of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce and it became known by its present name.

The walkway has now gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. It is one meter (3 feet) in width, and is over 200 meters (700 feet) above the river. Nearly all of the path has no handrail. Some parts of the concrete walkway have completely collapsed and all that is remaining is the steel beam originally in place to hold it up and the wire that follows most the path. One can latch onto the wire to keep from falling. 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.

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That was a great video...WOW....Not me brother....


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Thats something I'd expect to see in a dream!! Pay me what you will.. NEVER gonna happend! good call ferg!

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very nice!!
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What to say...I feel like I just finished a level of Tomb Raider!

Very cool place and even nicer to see the sense of adventure those people have.

Thanks so much for sharing, and let me know when level two surfaces.
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Very wild...and he was taking video while tightwalking.
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That had to be one of the most beautiful videos I have seen. And I can honestly say that I was truly covering my eyes in fright at few spots, as I am afraid of heights, to the point I was laying FLAT on my bed and STILL GRIPPING the sides of the mattress....

Skunks hate heights... ^)(^

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I honestly dont think you could pay me ANY amount of money to do that. I'd choke up and fall off...I'm sure of it
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I wonder how many workers died building that walkway?

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