世界最恐エル・カミニート・デル・レイを踏破しませんか? Fantastically Scary Mountain Path – El Camino Del Rey 2010 HD

エル・カミニート・デル・レイ(El Caminito del Rey)は、スペイン・マラガ県アロラ(Álora)近郊のグアダルオルセ川(Guadalhorce)に沿った花崗岩の峡谷にある古道。”El Caminito del Rey”とはスペイン語で「王の小道」を意味し、また”El Camino Del Rey”(エル・カミーノ・デル・レイ、王の道)とも呼ばれる。ロッククライミングの名所、エル・チョロ(El Chorro)の断崖絶壁に作られているためクライミング目的の観光客がよく訪れるが、現在では道の荒廃・崩落が進んで踏破するには危険な廃道と化しており、基本的に立ち入りは禁止されている。
In 1901 it was obvious that the workers of the Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide transport of materials, vigilance and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years; it was finished in 1905.
In 1921 the king Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway for the inauguration of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce and it became known by its present name.The walkway has now gone many years without maintenance, and is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state. It is one meter (3 feet) in width, and is over 200 meters (700 feet) above the river. Nearly all of the path has no handrail.

Some parts of the concrete walkway have completely collapsed and all that is remaining is the steel beam originally in place to hold it up and the wire that follows most the path. One can latch onto the wire to keep from falling.Many people have lost their lives on the walkway in recent years. After four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed the entrances; however, adventurous tourists still find their way into the walkway.The regional government of Andalusia budgeted in 2006 for a restoration plan estimated at € 7 million.


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