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  • Into the blue
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    Re: The Von Ryan's Express movie, you can see the start if the walkway in the trailer at the 2.26 mark and a little more at the 2.54 mark. They also did quite a bit of filming in the railway tunnels.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-zqZdHlIck"]Von Ryan's Express - Trailer[/ame]

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  • nickjb
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    Originally posted by jammy-sammy View Post
    the path looks insain is anyone actually up for a trip out there,i would be?.
    I've done some biking and MUni in the area and there is loads of good riding. We went to the Camino del Rey path but only a little way along until it got a bit too dodgy.

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  • Naomi
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    I think it needs new carpet in one or two places.

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  • wobbling bear
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    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    Isn't that where Gimili's cousin used to work (Lord of the Rings)? I thought that was in New Zealand.
    alas evolution has been at work for a time not long enough to select dwarfs as the best option for our body configuration
    back to the topic: fear of height could be acquired! when I was younger I thought I was immune but progressively I lost that and now I don't dare to ride down a path with too much height for a fall. (probably inner ear problem while getting older).

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  • johnfoss
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    Originally posted by wobbling bear View Post
    a picture of the mine of "mailh de bulard"
    Isn't that where Gimili's cousin used to work (Lord of the Rings)? I thought that was in New Zealand.

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  • wobbling bear
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    just think about the workers who created that path and operated under those conditions!
    My father started in life as a miner on a cliff at the summit of a peak in the Pyrénées. In winter the only way to get out was by sliding on a long cable that went back to the valley. When I visited that later I could not believe my eyes! The spaniards at the other side of the cliff were not better off.... now fantastic mines are found only in the tropics
    a picture of the mine of "mailh de bulard" :
    Last edited by wobbling bear; 2010-06-22, 06:17 PM.

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  • jammy-sammy
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    the path looks insain is anyone actually up for a trip out there,i would be?.

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  • emile
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    You guys have to watch the new video of El Camino del Rey... the first section is pretty killer. Guys, watch in HD and fullscreen, this one is ever crazier -_-". That guys is crazy. The guys even crosses someone barefoot at one point.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Nd1qtk1Go"]YouTube- El Camino del Rey 2010 HD: Balance[/ame]
    Last edited by emile; 2010-06-22, 01:03 PM.

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  • emile
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    Wow.

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  • Gadge
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    Originally posted by vookash View Post
    I've just checked it and the path is closed for the tourists after some fatal accidents.
    Just wait for the Daily Mail headline "another example of Health & Safety gone mad". Sorry to OUK readers.

    Just watching that scared me. I'd had to battle with my fear of heights to enjoy off piste skiing but that's way to scary to even walk.

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  • rob.northcott
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    Eek - insane is the right word! I'm not good with cliffs and edges anyway, but most of that stuff looked ready to cave in at any moment. Nutter! Makes for a cool film though - as long as somebody else does it.

    Rob

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  • munimutant
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    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    There's plenty of great, fun stuff even in this part of this state. C'mon up to Auburn and I'll show you a great trail with lots of "don't look down" areas to the side. I just got back from riding it with Tom Holub (Confluence Trail, Auburn).
    Another one that comes to mind is the cables up Half Dome. Not nearly as dicey as the Camino del Rey deal. but some people get in way over their head and freak out. Last time I did it with my son, there was a person up front who kept stopping for long periods, forcing a lot of people to have to wait in places where there were no footholds. People were crying, frozen in fear, it was a mess.
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  • JoeBike
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    Here's a link to it; Caminito_del_Rey

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  • lowlight
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    I've seen part of this path when travelling by train between Malaga and Seville. Its a really interesting area, and a great train ride.

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  • johnfoss
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    Originally posted by scott ttocs View Post
    Where is the path? Why is there a path there?
    I figured it had something to do with that big pipe or other construction projects. Definitely I don't imagine it was intended for tourists, though that depends how old it is. Anyone know how old?

    They definitely don't make cliff-hugging catwalks/walkways like they used to! That guy filming sure was gutsy...and confident! You get a great sense of vertigo even watching it in a tiny YouTube window! Well done!

    All those holes in the walkway. Why is the guy so trusting of the rest of it?


    Originally posted by mbalmer View Post
    All the fun stuff is in other countries.
    Fun means risking death to get to the other end? There's plenty of great, fun stuff even in this part of this state. C'mon up to Auburn and I'll show you a great trail with lots of "don't look down" areas to the side. I just got back from riding it with Tom Holub (Confluence Trail, Auburn).

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