You Crash – You Die ! World’s Most Dangerous Road (Camino de La Muerte) Bolivia

Breathtakingly Beautiful & Sh*t Scary at the Same Time

Do you see the little itty bitty bus ?!

Gorgeous Bolivian Valley

On "Death Road" You'll Find a Lot of These...

Gorgeous View

One estimate is that 200 to 300 travellers are killed yearly along the road.

On 24 July 1983, a bus veered off the Yungas Road and into a canyon, killing more than 100 passengers in what is said to be Bolivia’s worst road accident.

Because of the extreme dropoffs of at least 600 meters (1,830 feet), single-lane width – most of the road no wider than 3.2 metres (10 ft) and lack of guard rails, the road is extremely dangerous.

Upon leaving La Paz, the road first ascends to around 4,650 metres (15,260 ft) at La Cumbre Pass, before descending to 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) at the town of Coroico, transiting quickly from cool Altiplano terrain torainforest as it winds through very steep hillsides and atop cliffs.

The road was built in the 1930s during the Chaco War by Paraguayan prisoners.
(Info from Wikipedia –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yungas_Road)

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “You Crash – You Die ! World’s Most Dangerous Road (Camino de La Muerte) Bolivia

  1. Many of the folks wish their particular homes to get developed in a standard means nevertheless a number of them need to get it designed in a recent fashion. Therefore , they hire an experienced experienced, who may have the well-versed understanding of the regular also stylish design of design the decorations.

What do you think? Thank you for leaving a comment or question. Comment Rules: Be respectful. Critical is fine, but please make it constructive feedback. Also, do not put a self-promoting URL in the comment text and please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name. NO SPAM ALLOWED. Again, Thank You.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s