‘Camino del Rey’: Last Сhance to Tackle One of the World’s Scariest Walks [Video]

Take a final look of one of the scariest roads before it will loose its title.

Plans to restore one of the most breathtaking and dangerous route mean thrill-seekers still have some time until May to tackle the treacherous version of The Camino del Rey.

Adrenalin-seekers with a burning desire to conquer heights will have to get their boots laced fast in case they still want to experience one of the world’s most hair-raising hikes.

The Camino del Rey (also known as King’s Walkway) is a one-metre-wide catwalk hanging off sheer rock faces, 100 metres up the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge, on the south of Spain.

“The concrete path (built without support rails) fell into disrepair decades ago and ever since has been drawing climbers and daredevils to the El Chorro area, north west of Málaga,” The Telegraph reveals.

Access to either end of the four kilometre path has been limited after a tragedy when two walkers fell down back in 2000 and died. However, the central, 1.5-kilometre stretch is still open for fans of extreme. However, every tourrist who expressed his desire to enjoy the scary walk should be the determined and skilled climber.

Large pieces of the dangerous path have crumbled and, in places, only thin metal rails remain, with sure footwork required to stop walkers plunging into the Guadalhorce river far below.

However, all this will be changed and fixed soon. Works for reconstruction have already begun on a €3.12 million (£2.6 million) programme. And according to officials, all the renovation works are aimed at restoring the entire walkway and create what is hoped will be a major tourism attraction.

The concrete will be replaced with wooden slats and, in places, glass panels, to create ‘skywalking’ sections.

Construction firm Sando is responsible for the remaking one of the most dangerous route in the world. Workers suspended from ropes will drill supports into the cliff face.

However, the preparatory work will last until May, leaving the daring (or foolhardy) a six-week window to complete El Camino.

The walkway, completed in 1905, was used by construction workers carrying goods to the Guadalhorce dam. The royal connection came when King Alfonso XIII inaugurated the dam in 1921 and his great-grandson, Prince Felipe, has been asked to open the new camino.

Speaking of the extreme, you can also enjoy the amazing walk of US daredevil Nik Wallenda who became the first man to cross a Grand Canyon-area gorge on a tightrope, completing his latest record-breaking feat in under 23 minutes.

Record-breaking US daredevil Nik Wallenda has made history again by walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, 457 metres above ground over the world-renowned landmark, informed Yahoo News.

“I’ve had a dream to be the first person in the world to walk a tight rope directly above the Grand Canyon,” Wallenda said in a statement on his website. However, it was noted that the gorge he crossed was not actually part of the Grand Canyon.

Nik Wallenda’s vertiginous feat came little more than a year after he crossed Niagara Falls from the U.S. to Canada on a 2-inch-thick cable, covering a distance of about 1,800 feet at a height of about 180 feet.

Wallenda gingerly made his way across the canyon with the help of a balancing pole as he constantly prayed out loud and periodically stopped to regain his balance and composure.

The stunt was broadcast live by the Discovery Channel, while cameras attached to his body gave the rest of us a Wallenda’s-eye-view of the madness.

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