"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the Swing at the End of the World is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del rbol (The Treehouse), this incredible swing greets hikers at an elevation of 2,660 meters. It invites anyone daring enough to ride it.

Those who choose to ride the swing are given a unique perspective of the surrounding landscape, which includes a view of the Tungurahua volcano. One could only imagine the excitement that rushes through one's body as they sway back and forth, hovering over a long drop every few seconds, which clearly comes across as a heart-pumping experience. The activity seems to offer a serious adrenaline rush given the construction of the swing itself, which appears to be nothing more than a plank of wood hanging by two ropes attached to a metal rod high above.

Though in pictures it seems like an incredibly thrilling experience, it leads one to question: “Would I have the nerve to ride a swing over a giant abyss?”


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via [reddit, Oddity Central]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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