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If you have a problem with heights...I wouldn't recommend this... 
31st-Jul-2008 09:05 am
Well, if this doesnt make you catch your breath, nothing will. This was constructed back in 1901 to aid access to a popular mountain area in Spain.

Information about Caminito del Rey
Avon cautious
31st-Jul-2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
That's breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.
31st-Jul-2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Actually that looks kinda fun, provided you take sufficient precautions.
31st-Jul-2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I can't say you didn't warn me. I watched that holding onto the edge of the table. My problem is not heights, per se, but a feeling of insecurity. I can look over cliffs, but not climb ladders.
31st-Jul-2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
I got much better on ladders by using desensitization training. I'd climb up till I was nervous, then go a step down until I was comfortable, and stay there for a few minutes until I relaxed. Then I'd put the ladder away & repeat the lesson another day only going higher when it felt comfortable. I still don't LIKE ladders, but I can work on them now for quite a while before I start to tense up and have to get down.
31st-Jul-2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
That's how I learned to swim too. I nearly drowned when I was a kid but I was determined to learn to swim when I got older. The fear is still there when I enter the water now but I can swim and I've even gone snorkelling and diving. It's odd to be able to enjoy something and be afraid at the same time.
31st-Jul-2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, that's how I was on my one holiday alone-- scared to death, but enjoying it, too.
31st-Jul-2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
AHHHHH....that was terrifying. Fascinating, but terrifying. I kept leaning away while clinging to the table leg. That guy is CRAZY.

*ok, getting my heart rate down to normal.*
31st-Jul-2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
It certainly does get that adrenaline going.
31st-Jul-2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Those people are INSANE. My god, trusting your life to a bit of wire, a rusty bit of iron, and the tread on your shoes?
31st-Jul-2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Until veiwing this I would have said I have no problem with heights, I was quite happy leaning over the fence at Beachy Head and going up The Tower at Blackpool and looking down was no problem. But they were both safe, they had fences and Handrails I fely secure. The only difference between that path way and cimbing Everest is you don't need Oxygen for that pathway, both are dangerous, no way would I do that climb, but it was enthralling to watch.
31st-Jul-2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
You have the same attitude to heights as I do. A fence and a strong floor are Good Things.
31st-Jul-2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Definitely, give me a sense of security and I am happy at any height, including 30,000 feet in a plane, but that ramshackle path is a death trap.
31st-Jul-2008 06:25 pm (UTC)


just kidding folks but that cameraman was nuts!!!
31st-Jul-2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Good grief! Now, I quite enjoy heights, but that is just terrifying. Those holes in the path!!!!!! I'm surprised people are allowed to walk it.
31st-Jul-2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
I read a bit in the link. People are NOT allowed to walk it. They even blocked off both ends, but people climb over the blocked off bits and do it anyway. And some of them die.
1st-Aug-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
And some of them die. This does not surprise me!

Yes, blocking off the ends or putting up signs would just make some people more determined to walk it.
31st-Jul-2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's amazing! I'd never walk in anything built out from a cliff though, especially with holes and gaps. I wonder how they built it.
31st-Jul-2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
That is pretty darned cool! It also had me going "eep!" a lot, but I felt considerably better once I realized there were safety ropes.
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