El Caminito del Rey trail
Imagine crossing this path to get to work every day. This is El Caminito del Rey, the world’s most dangerous path. It was built in 1905 for workers to pass between two hydroelectric plants and Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls in Malaga, South Spain.
Ironically, the name translates into English as The King’s Little Pathway, and little it certainly is. The walkway is one metre in width, and rises over 100 metres above the river below. Constructed of concrete resting on steel rails supported by stanchions at around 45 degrees into the rock face, it is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top has collapsed.
Although closed at both entrance and exit, thrill seekers have flocked to Spain to tackle the world’s toughest thoroughfare.