Any one fancy a portage....

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Any one fancy a portage....

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I walked that path by myself in the rain in 1990 ('cause I am well hard).

It's called something like El Camino del Gargantua in El Chorro.

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James F wrote:I walked that path by myself in the rain in 1990 .
....and no doubt some young whippersnapper came hurtling past you on a bicycle making you drop your shopping...

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OMG, I felt sick watching that!

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There comes a time when it's easier to paddle than to portage! Notice the first guy passed was wearing a harness?????

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Kayacb wrote:Notice the first guy passed was wearing a harness?????
Never mind a harness...I'd be wearing a parachute and pampers

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Is it time to start taking slippers and chalk bag for those E11 portages?

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Was thinking that didn't look toooo bad, until about the 1 minute mark!! Jees, no way would you catch me on that path.
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I am feeling quite queezy after watching that. It was like a difficult level in tomb raider or something. The bit where he walked along the rail nearly had me fall out of my chair.

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It looked like a via ferrata to me, notice the cable along the wall, so you can hook yourself on with two karabiners.

Still though.

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I started getting nervous sweaty hands just watching that, I simply could not do the "tightrope" walk at about 1min 30secs in.

Maybe I'm a wuss

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Hrm, my work firewall just blocked that link under the rule "Block Sex".

Must have been one hell of a portage !

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Ok we know the name of it but where is this? Looks like the perfect walk home in the early hours of the morning after a night out.

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This is what my nightmares are made of...

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Oh no, this one is even worse

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Scary, yes, but I think I'd walk along somthing like that.

Something however I would not do, is this: http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2008 ... imb-p1.php

See 2:45. Makes my palms sweat just thinking about it.
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Poke wrote:Scary, yes, but I think I'd walk along somthing like that.

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Makes my palms sweat just thinking about it.
Would you? Yikes! I can't see most of the videos as I don't have the right flash plug-in but from the Wikipedia links there is NO way I would.

As for your video I was shaking watching that. I guess heights are not good for me :-(

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Can't see the Camino del Rey vid at work, but the pics on Wikipedia look cool to me. Not sure with a kayak on my shoulder it would be much fun, but hey.
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The thing about the walkway is that it's obviously falling apart. If it was structurally sound then no problem but not when you can see through the gaps where bit's have fallen off.

I'd be happier on the crane but I'd not be hanging off it like those guys. Lunatics!
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Yeh exactly, it's not worth it if it's falling apart. It means that you could fall from making a mistake yourself, or fall because part of the pathway gave way under you. I prefer to do things where if I hurt myself I know it's because I fucked up, not because something else out of my control caused it.

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Holey Moley...well thats enough to put me off my revision! Ouch...

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Poke wrote:Scary, yes, but I think I'd walk along somthing like that.

Something however I would not do, is this: http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2008 ... imb-p1.php

See 2:45. Makes my palms sweat just thinking about it.
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That crane vid makes my legs go wobbly just watching it. Actually, the Tizereyes vid gave me vertigo when it was looking down into the gorge and then spinning round. Or was that me spinning?

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Andrex any one?

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enb wrote:........Along this path???


http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/ ... /?pc=73214
I went rock climbing there during the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001. There are bolted sports rotues all the way along the walkway. Clip the first bolt and you have instant 200foot+ exposure. It was quite exciting.

Getting onto it at the end is hardest though, they have knocked out the concrete to discourage people from just wandering on. The is a via ferrata style cable there to clip to but you aither have to balance across the i-beam support that the concrete used to rest on or put your feet on the beam and you hands on the wall and crab across.

Apparently (as I was told) it was built purely so that the king at the time could walk the canyon to view the building of the hydro scheme they have there.

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