Camino del Rey Video

This is our video showing our walk along the high level, dangerously decrepit  walkway known as El Camino del Rey, or the King’s Walkway in the El Chorro Gorge, Andalucia, Spain, in January 2011.

The path took its name because it was officially opened by Alfonso XIII of Spain. However official access to the path was removed in 2000 after a tourist died trying to cross it. According to a tourist leaflet, four tourists died during the two years before the closure.

The walkway is one meter (3 feet and 3 inches) in width, and rises over 100 meters (350 feet) above the river below. It is currently in a highly deteriorated state and there are numerous sections where part of or the entire concrete top has collapsed away. The result is large open air gaps that are bridged only by narrow steel beams or other support fixtures.

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