One heck of a hike. Think you could do it?

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    One heck of a hike. Think you could do it?

    Here's a hair raising video of a hiker in Spain, taping himself as he hikes up a ravine:

    El camino del Rey - Brightcove
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    Let's see, this calls for a spelling lesson......
    THERE IS NO WAY!
    That was one cool customer.
    He was smokin' that trail, and I couldn't see where he was using the safety cable to clip into. Might have been holding onto it here and there, but....
    This makes as much sense as tapping on the primer of a .50cal cartridge with a tack hammer, just to see if you can get away with it.
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    Um, if I had to I could. But I would be going a LOT slower and wouldn't be screwing around with a camera. That last part freaked me out and I am sitting safely in a building.
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    full body shudders... every time he had to walk the balance beams over guuuhhhhhhhhhh-hhhhh!

    how about next time he does it on a unicycle?!

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    Wow who built that???? And how many died in the process???
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    Ok...yea that guy is kinda crazy. But so am I. I think it's very cool, awesomely beautiful, and would probably do that myself. The balance beam parts...well I wouldn't care for those much but the rest was pretty good. It would be amazing to hike that. Call me crazy, but I'm sorta an adrenaline junkie.
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    wow.............I've seen this a couple of time.......bet the guy doesn't have a carry permit........he's NUTS
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    Even with the retaining line it is certainly a puckering event, but I bet the beauty of the area would ease the nervousness, until you fell that is
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    Because of the view, the spanish government is going to repair it. I bet they won't pay the workers what they really should get for their risking their lives.

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    If I had to, yea, would I for the heck of it no.

    Of course these guys are climbers and they do some pretty dumb stuff for the fun of it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    Of course these guys are climbers and they do some pretty dumb stuff for the fun of it anyway.
    I read the caption for the video, this passage is used to get to the climbing area. That means there is an even freakier part to this, wow!
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    this dude must be on a portable scooter..
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    That guy has obviously done that a few times.

    I don't think he even used the safety cord most of the time.

    No way I would do that.

    It is crazy beautiful though.
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    I think I'd want a man on belay. Even then, I'd probably only climb it if I had a bunch of real mean and well armed adversaries chasing me.

    I always hated walking steel when I was in construction. I did it, but did not like it one bit. I surely wouldn't do it just for fun.
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