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Old 19-10-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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World most dangerous road?

Surprisingly this is not the Himalayas. For all my travel buddies who have survived Himalayan bus trips, here is a bird's eye view of..... The horrors.

The road is located in the South American country of Bolivia. It consists of 43 miles (70 km) of dirt and rock heading north from La Paz, the world's highest capital (altitude 12,000 feet or 3,660 m), to Coroico, a beautiful cloud forest town at the rim of the Amazon basin.

Its catchy nickname is due to the 26 vehicles that fall off the road per year. About 200 people annually lose their lives here.

A fatal accident every fortnight is not uncommon on the Coroico road(the July disaster brought the death toll during the previous eight
months to 55) and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank declared this, the world's most dangerous road.

The only road that exists to get to the Amazon from La Paz, it is carved into the sides of a canyon. It can have vertical drops for 1,600 feet and has no guardrails.

Consequently, most Bolivians take the time to pray before their descent.

After all, it could be their last.










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Fook me that's a bad one!

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blimey, can I have a go please....

Maybe they should put it on GT5

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blimey, can I have a go please....

Maybe they should put it on GT5

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now there's an idea..........
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LOL !!

I would like to see a pic of the wrecks at the bottom
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I hope Tesco don't open up over there Amersham's hill is bad enough
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I hope Tesco don't open up over there Amersham's hill is bad enough
especially if they try to cut you up in traffic eh TT
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I was just reading about the nutters who mountainbike down that road for a laugh!!!
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I was just reading about the nutters who mountainbike down that road for a laugh!!!
Back in the day I might have given that a go! Once my full face helmet went on all fear somehow left my body

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