April 28, 2008

A Walk on the Wild Side.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:21 pm

Imagine having a couple three vodkas and taking this stroll.

Keep in mind that the person doing the walking was simultaneously shooting the video.

Yeef!

Thanks to Mike, the Computer Mavin, for the bowel-loosening link.

Update: More info on this locale here.

82 Comments »

  1. Imagine three vodkas & take this stroll?…..For sure I would not do it sober & I doubt three would give me enough courage. Besides my mother raised foolish kids ….not stupid ones!

    Comment by dudley1 — April 28, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

  2. Urgh. I had to stop at about halfway thru. Brrr!

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — April 28, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

  3. I think that just made my vertigo come back, and wow, I’m actually bonafide nauseous! It was like a very bad acid trip.

    The only thing that could have possibly made it any worse was if a flock of some dorkwad alligators started snapping their beaks and licking their chops down below.

    Awful.

    Comment by Erica — April 28, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

  4. I agree with Erica – i’m feeling really nauseous. I had to close my eyes a couple of times.

    Comment by Mary — April 28, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

  5. Mmmmmm… I don’t think so.

    Comment by DMerriman — April 28, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

  6. Not something I would do, but hey, it wasn’t me doing it. *grin* No nausea not even a problem (I was eating some dinner while watching). I figure if he fell, we wouldn’t be watching… thus he doesn’t fall and his wish to live “on the edge” so to speak is up to him. ;-)

    Comment by Teresa — April 28, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

  7. It reminded me of playing StarWars-The Empire Strikes Back – on Ntendo. Cool! Where is this place? Anybody?

    Comment by mike — April 29, 2008 @ 1:04 am

  8. I think I need to throw-up now…..

    Comment by Todd — April 29, 2008 @ 3:16 am

  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caminito_del_Rey has the story of The King’s Pathway.

    Comment by Bill — April 29, 2008 @ 3:19 am

  10. No, no, Teresa! You’ve got it all wrong. We don’t give a fig about the idiot that wants to live on the edge.

    See, it’s not the watching of him doing it, it’s the vicarious experience of placing ourselves in his place that gives the cold sweats. I’m narcissistic enough to imagine myself in any situation and just about forget the poor slob actually going thru whatever!

    :o )
    .

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — April 29, 2008 @ 6:54 am

  11. God, I need a drink after that.

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — April 29, 2008 @ 7:23 am

  12. OK, I’ll be the one to say the un-PC thing (or PC, depending on your perspective). Where the *hell* is the handicapped access?

    Comment by dogette — April 29, 2008 @ 8:09 am

  13. That was bizarre. First of all, how does this guy walk so smoothly along such a skinny path and stairs and the camera does not shake? I can’t even walk downstairs in my bifocals.

    Secondly, what kind of camera was that? That was amazing.

    Thirdly, what’s with that bad techno-pop music in the background?

    Thanks, Jimbo. I think I can skip breakfast today. Must lie down. The room is spinning…and there’s holes in the floor!

    Comment by Jerry — April 29, 2008 @ 8:13 am

  14. No. No. No. No.
    Let me say it again for those of you in the cheap seats… NO!
    As you are about gators, I am about tempting gravity.

    Comment by LeeAnn — April 29, 2008 @ 10:11 am

  15. i kept waiting for him to BASE it from somewhere. Nothing like leaping off tall things with a parachute drogue in one hand to get the blood flowing.

    Some of y’all really need to get out there and experience life beyond the computer screen.

    Just sayin’ is all

    Comment by bitterman — April 29, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  16. There’s just no way I would do that for any amount of money. Yikes!

    Comment by Braden — April 29, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

  17. A friend whose husband is a professional cameraman for PBS told me it was amazing to her. The guy had to have been using a steadi-cam to be able to walk and film that smoothly and even the light steadi-cams are heavy. How could he walk that and film at the same time.

    I can honestly say that Braden and I agree perfectly. There is no way in hell, even for the life of my baby, for me to be able to do that and survive. Never!!

    Comment by dick — April 29, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

  18. HFS! (pardon my vernacular) Thanks for this most awesome video. Loved the techno background music. And, ahem..but think I’d pass on the couple o’ three vodkas. Be they chocolate or not! :D

    Comment by Joyce — April 29, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

  19. actually… you can see from the shadows when the sun is behind him that he’s simply holding a handcam.

    you have to keep this in perspective though — this is simply a walk in the park for the serious folks who have come to rock climb.

    And read the COMMENTS, they are hilarious! “I felt my rear chakra gripping when he looked over the edge” har har har har har

    Comment by Mike R. — April 29, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

  20. Wow. I had heard of this, but didn’t know it was THAT bad.

    Comment by Fausta — April 30, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

  21. Awesome! But where is this and what is the path for?

    Comment by charlie — May 1, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

  22. Impressive! I loved when he blew by the guy clipping in…

    I’ll admit, I did feel myself leaning towards the “wall” a couple of times.

    Comment by T1G — May 2, 2008 @ 9:33 am

  23. You couldn’t pay me enough….

    Comment by Debbie — May 3, 2008 @ 11:04 am

  24. WOW!!!!!!!!! Where is this…..I’m so there. Adventure here I come. Anyone up for a hike?

    Comment by Rebecca — May 4, 2008 @ 11:12 am

  25. YIKES!! It’s in Spain. See above link.

    Comment by Sheila — May 5, 2008 @ 10:41 am

  26. As an acrophobic that is terrified by heights this was a fearful experience even though I knew the guy got through just by the fact the video was on here.

    Comment by Harold — May 5, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

  27. that was awesome. would love to see if I could do it. without camera and with a tie line to the rail… (when it exists!!)

    Comment by Timothy — May 7, 2008 @ 1:14 am

  28. Not too bad during the day, but my wife and I did it by moonlight!

    Comment by wsquared — May 8, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

  29. Not toooo bad during the day, but my wife and I did it by moonlight!

    Comment by wsquared — May 8, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

  30. Scary, Not for me!

    Comment by ken — May 9, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

  31. Going for a stroll down that path with a camera would be easy compared to the guys that had to set the forms and haul in the cement.

    Comment by Not Nuts Enough — May 10, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

  32. Wherever it is, you have to admire the great maintenance they do on the walkways.

    Comment by Linda — May 10, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

  33. Sweet baby Jesus!!!!!

    Comment by Debbie — May 10, 2008 @ 4:22 pm

  34. I felt sick watching that.

    Comment by Tania — May 10, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

  35. Why doesn’t this damn video play something besides a whiteout screen?

    Comment by Lynn R. Langner — May 10, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

  36. Amazing that anyone could navigate the damaged areas. I’m 68; I wouldn’t have wanted to try this (if I had seen the video first)–when I was 28. Can you imagine being on the team that built it in the first place? I’ll bet they lost more than one in that process!

    Comment by Ros Whedbee — May 11, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

  37. Holy Guacamole, you have to go back the way you came.

    Comment by Theresa — May 12, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  38. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caminito_del_Rey

    Comment by El Camino — May 12, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

  39. Nice. Think I’ll add that to my “must see before (or that causes) death” list. Muahahahahaaaaa?

    Comment by Moto — May 12, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

  40. MYST anyone? anyone?

    Comment by Debbie — May 12, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

  41. “‘Scuse me!! Pardon me!! Comin’ through!! Make a hole!!”

    One wouldn’t normally think you’d be passing people in such a place…

    Comment by tree hugging sister — May 12, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

  42. Definitely not for an old man like me. It doesn’t look like there is much maintenance done on the trail. You are definitely taking your life in your own hands. I wonder what the top is like. Is it worth it?

    Comment by Old George — May 12, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

  43. Where’s the toilet?

    Comment by Designer Babe — May 13, 2008 @ 5:26 am

  44. Wow. Spectacular views. As for the camera, I’m guessing he’s got some camera fixed to his head, might be a helmet or something in his glasses. I think his hands are free, because 1) I’d figure that necessary to walk there and 2) the shade does not suggest he’s actually carrying a camera around. But that may be just my wishful thinking.
    Anyone got ideas on this?

    Comment by Alex — May 14, 2008 @ 8:13 am

  45. I’d do that for sure, magic!

    Comment by Frizzle — May 14, 2008 @ 10:09 am

  46. Designer Babe “Where’s the toilet?”… down below ’bout 300 feet what could tell. Unless of course you’re brave enough to pee off the edge.

    From what I saw of that Jimbo, it’s a spectator sport. I’ll be in the boat below lookin’ up with the engine idlin’, just in case.

    Comment by RedNeck — May 15, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

  47. “OMG, I’m so nauseous!”

    Y’all are some fags.

    The video was cool

    Comment by Dave — May 15, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  48. Walk it??????????? How bout the Spainiard Bulls that built it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Buddy

    Comment by Buddy — May 16, 2008 @ 7:59 am

  49. where in hell is this place ….im booking next flight / with MY camera WOWEEEEEEE……

    Comment by jim staite — May 16, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

  50. I can believe this is in Spain, the U.S. isn’t old enough to have paths like that. I’d love to know the history of it. At one point looking at the camera person’s shadow, it looks like Dracula with the cape!
    It’s amazing to me that there are people in the world that can walk that walk and not let it bother them in the slightest… good luck!!!

    Comment by Norma — May 17, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

  51. Yep.. I would have a stroke trying to do that. I think with a couple beers I could make it until he balanced beamed it across with nothing to hang on to. No way no how after that. Amazing.

    Comment by dirtstyle — May 18, 2008 @ 2:43 pm

  52. I want to see where it all ends etc.. !!!!! I feel robbed. :-)

    Comment by Jrock — May 18, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

  53. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like this walk in my entire life and I,m 78, God bless the ones that have had the nerves to walk it, and made it. Also the ones that did not make it. They should give both ears of the bull to the ones that walked it and the Ball to the ones that made it.

    Comment by Rusty Soronen — May 19, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

  54. This is awesome!!! Have to be a dare devil for this one.

    Comment by Mindy — May 21, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

  55. hey, i thought it was pretty cool. this person had a lot of courage.. me.. my feet will stay on the ground..i will look up..but that is about it..i don’t even like fly..

    Comment by wanda — May 22, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  56. oh my gosh every time i saw the person walking on the bar im like dont fall dont fall!

    Comment by sierra — May 26, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

  57. Perfect for a chase scene in the next James Bond film!

    Comment by Motowarrior — May 27, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

  58. I haven’t had sweaty palms in years. Can barely type this out. How did they retrieve this film? Seems like the guy fell off at the end of this without finishing the “walk” of terror. I’d only do it with a gun at my back. HindaJoyce

    Comment by Hinda Joyce — May 28, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

  59. Hey, note there is a cable running to the right (later left) along the way and you see it bounce so he’s clipped onto it. Take a look some time at some of the pictures from the ‘via ferratas’ in Italy.

    This is cool….

    If you like this then think about going to Zion National Park and doing the Angels Landing Trail.

    R-

    Comment by Rickster — May 30, 2008 @ 7:39 pm

  60. I couldn’t imagine holding the camera, and my crotch at the same time!

    Comment by Markus MacPherson — June 1, 2008 @ 2:56 am

  61. I couldn’t imagine holding the camera, and my crotch at the same time! Angels hold on!!!!

    Comment by Markus MacPherson — June 1, 2008 @ 2:56 am

  62. Oh my God (over and over again)!
    Something I would love to experience after I lost 100+ pounds.

    Comment by Cori — June 1, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

  63. WHOA What a trip! Wish I was there now.

    Comment by Tobi — June 4, 2008 @ 9:07 pm

  64. WOW way cool!!! Thanks for sharing this it takes me back to the acid days of the 60′s tripping only in my mind !!

    Comment by Addawg — June 6, 2008 @ 6:06 pm

  65. what a trip to go on….I would love to do it with a parachute and a rock climbing rope, something as backup to falling over. Great pictures.

    Comment by Joanne — June 11, 2008 @ 10:21 pm

  66. where is this place. How wonderful looking.

    Comment by Joanne — June 11, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

  67. Hello, can anyone tell me where this cliff side bridge is located?
    Thanx, Mike

    Comment by Mike — June 13, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

  68. Who built the steps!?!?!?

    Comment by Nancy — June 16, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

  69. This looks like the walk to the rangers station above the Colorado River below Hoover Dam.

    Comment by Brad — June 18, 2008 @ 7:54 am

  70. Can I know what the name of the song is that was used in the video? Thanks. ^.^

    Comment by Amber — June 18, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  71. I’d do it if someone offered me a million dollars, (US) and only after I had some rock climbing lessons.

    Comment by Gulp — June 20, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

  72. Finally, someone shows how bad the conditions are of some of the bridges in the United States. :-)

    Comment by Al Lehmann — June 24, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

  73. I think i’m going to have to lie down

    Comment by max — July 2, 2008 @ 5:07 am

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  75. I am surprised someone didn’t call the EMTs . . .I was gasping and couldn’t get my breath . . .wayy over the top!

    Comment by Nettie — July 2, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

  76. One question….who are the people who actually built this?!!?

    Comment by Missy — July 11, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

  77. can someone please post where this is

    crazy video

    Comment by rorymp — August 8, 2008 @ 5:00 am

  78. All I can say is “Holy Crap!!” That had to be a major rush! I’d love to experience that one day.

    Comment by Shantel U, Nv — October 28, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  79. i too would like to know who the music is by! i was more impressed with the music. i do not like heights but it was awsome to watch. but the music wow, i am going to get a beer and listen again. thanks wo

    Comment by patty melow — December 10, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

  80. Love it, would definately do this. No problem, beautiful, what’s to worry, cables to attach to all the way! Yes, I would do this.

    Comment by Blue Valentine — August 13, 2009 @ 12:49 am

  81. I did this yesterday. It was scary, but amazing fun! I have some bad news – the video doesn’t actually show the worst bit. If you have done outdoor rock climbing, you probably have the skills needed to do this.

    Comment by Sarah — November 26, 2010 @ 6:34 am

  82. Oh, and by the way – there are cables, yes, but they are very thin, and there are bits where they stop – some of this you have to do unprotected.

    Comment by Sarah — November 26, 2010 @ 6:35 am

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