WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS HIKE – El Caminito del Rey, Spain

Seven million people have watched this on YouTube. Does that mean that every hiker in the world has seen it except me?

El Caminito del Rey, the ‘path of the king’, is hanging off a cliff somewhere in Spain. What’s the Spanish for ‘path of the complete raving idiots’? El Caminito de los Idiotas Loco Completa? (Thanks, Google Translate!)

No, I didn’t do it myself. No, I didn’t make this video. I get vertigo just watching it. Or even just thinking about watching it. No, I am not for a moment suggesting that anybody try it! I’m not even telling you where it is. If you want to scare yourself stupid and survive to brag about it, there are other via ferrata routes in Europe in better condition than this one.

Thanks, Duncan, for bringing it to my attention.

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10 responses to “WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS HIKE – El Caminito del Rey, Spain

  1. Duncan Ball

    You’re welcome, Richard. I was hoping that you and I could do it next year, assuming you wouldn’t mind going first.

  2. Caroline

    Wow imagine building that track.

    • Yes, the builders must have been well paid. Or perhaps the King had some prisoners in the dungeon he could put to work.

      But they obviously haven’t yet found anybody who wants to go back up there and do the much needed maintenance.

  3. People do funny things don’t they.

  4. Ken

    Seven million people – minus 1 almost – heart-stopping stuff! Thanks Richard (and Duncan)

  5. fantastic, made me feel giddy watching it……

    • But not for me, Frank – or you, or anyone you like and admire, I hope!!

      Dutch hiking friends I spoke to this morning checked it out (from below) earlier in the year – it’s well and truly closed now.

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