The Swing at the End of the World

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There’s a swing on the edge of a cliff in Ecuador. It has no safety measures and is called the ‘Swing at the End of the World’. It’s a tourist attraction and in order to get there, you have to hike up the path to Bellavista from Banos, until you reach a viewpoint and a seismic monitoring station named La Casa del Árbol (The Tree-house).

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70 thoughts on “The Swing at the End of the World”

  1. I was there few weeks ago and I also did few swing got some pictures. This place is so nice never mind the safety code for this type of activities is so natural you have to be there to get the point

  2. I would love to try this, the feeling must be ecstatic…I’m already feelt a tug of anxiousness right after I read “there are no safety measures”. Added on the bucket list 🙂

  3. I’m from Ecuador and I’ve done it!! It is an amazing experience . Right next to it the is a line that takes u with a harness from one mountain to the other which is an active volcano ( Tungurahua) AMAZING!!!

  4. My family used to have a house on the Patuxent River in Maryland. We had an old wooden swing on long ropes that swing from a tree far out over a cliff that led down to the river bank and then over the river. I don’t know how it compared in height and distance, but it felt like I was swinging over the edge of the world.

    1. In a way, I feel like I already do every day…(I do so love to swing, you know). Just much higher stakes (pardon the pun)…and as far as wondering what it would be like to fling yourself into The Abyss, well it’s the wondering that really gives it the Edge I so like to ride upon…want to do it together someday? Imagine what it would be like to simultaneously take the ride and make the choice…to jump into the volcano together.
      XO, 😉
      Chazz

      1. That I cou;ld do – together. Togetherness adds strength. Alone, I would first of all do an army crawl kinda close to the edge to see how far I’d fall and then I’d check the ropes for security. Of course, given the right time, and the joyful spirit and the abandon of living, I could throw all caution to the wind and swing with no underwear in my beautiful gown… it just depends on the moment.

  5. If I’m going to try swinging, I’m bringing a parachute with me.

    Anyway, I don’t worry about the swing builder, I worry about the branch the swing is attached unto. More like a twig if it’s your turn to swing.

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