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post Oct 21 2008, 02:26 PM
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I came across this video a few months ago, just found it again. Some of the paths he takes are insanely detieriated. I don't have that big a problem with heights, but I think I may have if I did this trail!


Give it a couple of minutes and you'll see what I mean.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xNSVcmBnt-o&...feature=related

That would get my heart pumping!


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post Oct 21 2008, 02:30 PM
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That's awesome. Where is that pathway?


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post Oct 21 2008, 02:32 PM
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Oh my god. That must be a very old way, how are people allowed to go there? Awesome video. smile.gif


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post Oct 21 2008, 02:33 PM
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In the description is refer's to this wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caminito_del_Rey

Looks like its in Malaga, Spain. Not that far from us!


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post Oct 21 2008, 02:33 PM
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Man, that's freaky.
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QUOTE (Ajmurrell @ Oct 21 2008, 02:33 PM) *
In the description is refer's to this wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caminito_del_Rey

Looks like its in Malaga, Spain. Not that far from us!

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heh, might be our last! wink.gif


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QUOTE (Ajmurrell @ Oct 21 2008, 02:35 PM) *
heh, might be our last! wink.gif

I will buy a headstone with the words "Well that was bloody stupid" carved in ready laugh.gif


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post Oct 21 2008, 02:40 PM
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blink.gif I was balancing myself in my chair while watching... laugh.gif Check out the vid of Mount Huashan


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post Oct 21 2008, 02:52 PM
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That doesn't look fun either!!

While I was in Australia a few years ago I attempted to hike up Uluru whilst I was there, I got about half way up before I decided I'd had enough!

There's a chain running up, very similar to the one in that video except that its about 12 inches of the ground dry.gif ... And me being 6ft 3, its quite awkward!

Of course, there wasn't just a plank of wood stopping me from falling to my doom like in that vid tongue.gif

Although, the Aborigine tour guy who took me there told me before I went up that the last time he took people there, he saw 2 people fall of the side... Which didn't help my anxiety. biggrin.gif



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I will buy a headstone with the words "Well that was bloody stupid" carved in ready laugh.gif


Haha, that actually sounds quite appealing, just for the novelty of it! tongue.gif

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looks like an adrenaline rush to say the least


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wow, that's pretty awesome. that path looks unreal, like from some game or something. huh.gif


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post Oct 21 2008, 07:17 PM
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This was actually a relatively easy via ferrata in Spain. A ferrata has an iron cable running through the whole or most of the path. This one, when it was still in good state, didn't even require climbing and you could hold on to the cable and belay yourself with a ferrata set. Now it's super dangerous because its falling appart and the cable is mostly rotten. The access is now denied and you have to pay a fine when you go there. The scary thing is that the guy doesn't use any belaying. Crazy
I climb and love to do ferratas but I always use a helmet, belaying stuff and so on. If you like adventure get yourself some gear, ask somebody who has a clue and go on a ferrata along with him to learn about security and have fun. You don't have to be a good climber to do ferratas, just fit enough to use your arms and legs for a couple of hours. But again it looks all so easy and secure, but imagine bad weather or false use of the belay. You end up dead easily so use all safety gear you can get your hands on and think before you do something (Thunder and lightning is bad when you hang on a steel cable).

Check out the links:
I found some videos on Youtube of ferratas I did over the years.

Via ferrata La Brigue in France: The most awesome I ever did
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NsMT4-8uItc

Diableret in der Schwitz: Great scenery. But it started raining and that was pretty awe full
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4ahOVtJHc

I did the Cesare Piazzetta and Michiellli Strobel in the Dolomites
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RJJw_IcZtVQ


Baumes, Centelles in Spain: Awesome, also with great passage with only hanging steel cables as a bridge
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j0HCa2bc068












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post Oct 21 2008, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (ItsMe @ Oct 21 2008, 07:17 PM) *
This was actually a relatively easy via ferrata in Spain. A ferrata has an iron cable running through the whole or most of the path. This one, when it was still in good state, didn't even require climbing and you could hold on to the cable and belay yourself with a ferrata set. Now it's super dangerous because its falling appart and the cable is mostly rotten. The access is now denied and you have to pay a fine when you go there. The scary thing is that the guy doesn't use any belaying. Crazy
I climb and love to do ferratas but I always use a helmet, belaying stuff and so on. If you like adventure get yourself some gear, ask somebody who has a clue and go on a ferrata along with him to learn about security and have fun. You don't have to be a good climber to do ferratas, just fit enough to use your arms and legs for a couple of hours. But again it looks all so easy and secure, but imagine bad weather or false use of the belay. You end up dead easily so use all safety gear you can get your hands on and think before you do something (Thunder and lightning is bad when you hang on a steel cable).

Check out the links:
I found some videos on Youtube of ferratas I did over the years.

Via ferrata La Brigue in France: The most awesome I ever did
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NsMT4-8uItc

Diableret in der Schwitz: Great scenery. But it started raining and that was pretty awe full
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4ahOVtJHc

I did the Cesare Piazzetta and Michiellli Strobel in the Dolomites
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RJJw_IcZtVQ


Baumes, Centelles in Spain: Awesome, also with great passage with only hanging steel cables as a bridge
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j0HCa2bc068


Thats really interesting smile.gif Video's look amazing! I'd love to give that a go. I was hoping someone might have some experience in climbing after posting this. I may have to pick your brains as to what you'd recommend doing smile.gif

I have no experience in climbing, besides some small treks in malaysia, australia and new zealand that required a small amount at some points. Did a climb at to the glacier besides Mount Cook, but that didn't involve anything serious. I met somebody in New Zealand who Thumb climbed (Is that what its called? Devils thumb I seem to remember him saying) that sounded INSANE but very very cool indeed.

I'd love to do some serious hikes at some point when I'm well. smile.gif

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post Oct 21 2008, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE (Ajmurrell @ Oct 21 2008, 08:00 PM) *
Thats really interesting smile.gif Video's look amazing! I'd love to give that a go. I was hoping someone might have some experience in climbing after posting this. I may have to pick your brains as to what you'd recommend doing smile.gif

I have no experience in climbing, besides some small treks in malaysia, australia and new zealand that required a small amount at some points. Did a climb at to the glacier besides Mount Cook, but that didn't involve anything serious. I met somebody in New Zealand who Thumb climbed (Is that what its called? Devils thumb I seem to remember him saying) that sounded INSANE but very very cool indeed.

I'd love to do some serious hikes at some point when I'm well. smile.gif



QUOTE (Ajmurrell @ Oct 21 2008, 08:09 PM) *
Just responded to your post on my topic, but had to reply here too smile.gif Those video links look amazing! I would love to get into rock climbing at some point in the future. The scenery looked fantastic.

Had a go at climbing Uluru while I was in Australia, which was far too scary at the time. No grip what so ever on that sandy rock, and the climbing cable was about 12 inches off the ground! Back breaker. Once the angle of ascent was above about 50 degree's I got scared, and made my way back down smile.gif



The vids are all ferrata. Real climbing is something really differnt. I usually do some sportsclimbing routes or bouldering. You don't have to build a stand and change the lead climber and belayer in most of the routes I do. Means they are 30 meters max ( feet). The point here is that you don't have a fixed cable. You carry your cable up the wall. Can be sometimes scarry.

Here are some vids about bouldering and climbing

Cool boulder:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZW5iE9l_C8 (I could never do it. Not even in 100 years)

here some awesome sportsclimbing (absolutly high end worldclass):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrc2JKEc_bs

here some alpine climbing (technically not hard but too scary for me thats why I do ferratas: same scenery just not that crazy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDlexdqzCcA






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post Oct 21 2008, 09:02 PM
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I'm scared of heights already, this surely wouldnt help lol nice video smile.gif


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