A nice relaxing walk...

afx237vi
afx237vi Posts: 12,630
edited January 2010 in The bottom bracket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDhRvvs5Xw

:shock:

The more you watch, the scarier it gets.

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  • scally56
    scally56 Posts: 115
    Its an insane walk. The wire thats connected to the wall face is rumoured not to take peoples weight if they fall on it. Also you can't go on it anymore from what i hear. Looks bloody good fun though
  • balthazar
    balthazar Posts: 1,565
    It's via ferrata. I've never done any; I've been meaning to for years but ultimately always end up going climbing instead. Which is great, but sometimes it would be nice just to look at the view, whilst getting to some pretty remote places without all the drama. Anybody here done any VF?
  • snakehips
    snakehips Posts: 2,272
    Where is that ?
    Any chance of somebody filling in the holes before I have my go ?

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  • mercsport
    mercsport Posts: 664
    balthazar wrote:
    It's via ferrata. I've never done any; I've been meaning to for years but ultimately always end up going climbing instead. Which is great, but sometimes it would be nice just to look at the view, whilst getting to some pretty remote places without all the drama. Anybody here done any VF?

    From my, admittedly, limited experience of Via Farrate in the Dolomites and Alps, the Camino del Rey jobby here looks pretty straightforward, compared to the old classic rock climbs that have been cabled- up in the Dollys and elsewhere, where there have never been any concrete pathways. The hairy bit in this fairly old vid' is the apparent nonchalance of the guy with the cam on his head who appears to eschew the use of the cable as a safety device with alternating slung carabiners and harness. Just using it for a guide it seems (as you should!).

    Every time I've watched this vid' -as an old and knackered builder- I'm given to wonder how on earth did they shutter and concrete it all ? It's quite a marvel. :?
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  • There is one at the homister slate mine in the lakes.

    http://www.honister-slate-mine.co.uk/via_ferrata.asp

    .I am taking a group from work in the summer to scare the life out of them
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Piece of pi55. :wink:
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    I think that if you put me up there, you'd see the fastest ever transformation from 'fully grown man' into 'whimpering little girl in fetal position'.
  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    dmclite wrote:
    Piece of pi55. :wink:

    Bet you could do it on yer bike then.
  • mercsport
    mercsport Posts: 664
    freehub wrote:
    dmclite wrote:
    Piece of pi55. :wink:

    Bet you could do it on yer bike then.

    Having watched some vid's and seen some of the stuff that some bikers do these days, it would not surprise me at all that this Camino del Rey path might be a routine ride to the local armour clad cycle warriors. :roll:

    PS : On my few excursions on the aforesaid via ferrate, I've come across the most unlikely of types scaling the heights in Italy, from ancient and overweight big mama's to little bambino's. They're great ones for the mountains in Italy.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    freehub wrote:
    dmclite wrote:
    Piece of pi55. :wink:

    Bet you could do it on yer bike then.

    Wheelying and texting at the same time, :wink: