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Spain reopens 'world's scariest walkway'
2017/04/16 06:48
At more than 3km long, over 100 metres high and never more than a metre wide, the King’s Pathway, was closed in 2001 after five people fell to their deaths.
2017/04/16 06:49
But, following a €2.5m renovation,
2017/04/16 06:49
Construction of the walkway began in 1901 and was finished in 1905.
2017/04/16 06:50
The original path had no safety rails and in recent years holes have appeared in the walkway itself. A cable ran alongside the path allowing walkers to clip a safety harness to at least something nailed into the rock face
2017/04/16 06:52
Matthew Karsten, who has completed the Caminito with the help of ropes and harnesses, wrote on his blog about the experience: “large gaping holes in the concrete are common. Sometimes whole sections of the treacherous walkway are completely missing, after they’ve crashed down to the bottom of the canyon 100 meters below.
2017/04/16 06:53