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View Poll Results: What is your favorite "treacherous" road!
Bolivia Death Road (Bolivia)
3
75.00%
M56 Lena highway (Russia)
1
25.00%
Route Manali-Leh (India)
1
25.00%
Descendo los Caracoles (Argentine-Chile)
2
50.00%
Tibet-Sichuan Highway (Tibet-China)
2
50.00%
Botswanan salt flats (Botswana, Africa)
1
25.00%
Halsema Highway (Philippines)
0
0%
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7 most treacherous roads in the world!

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Old 12-17-2010, 11:22 PM
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Default 7 most treacherous roads in the world!

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So, we have the 7 wonders of the world... so I thought why not having the:

"7 most treacherous roads in the world!"


*Go get your popcorn! That's going to take a while...

1. Bolivia Death Road
*Also known as Yungas Road, 43 mile road leading from La Paz to Coroico in the Yungas region of Bolivia.
Extreme drop off of at least 600 meters (2,000 ft), single-lane-width, most of the road is no wider than 3.2 meters (10 ft) and lack of guard rail.
Further still, rain, fog and dust can make visibility to zero, making this road extremely dangerous!
One of the local road rules specifies that the downhill driver never has the right of way and must move to the outer edge of the road. This forces fast vehicles to stop so that passing can be negotiated safely. Also, vehicles drive on the left, as opposed to the right like the rest of Bolivia. This gives a left hand drive vehicle's driver a better view over his outside wheel, making passing safer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu0OOMpdvew&feature=player_embedded
2. M56 Lena highway (Russia)
This federal highway connecting "Yakutsk" with the south of Russia, 753 mile (1,212km)
Although it is a federal highway, it is just a dirt road. When frozen in the winter, this makes for an excellent surface, However, in the summer, with any significant rain, the road turns to impassible mud that often swallows whole smaller vehicles, contributing to the nickname 'The Highway from Hell'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKMbhm0l6c&feature=player_embedded
3. Route Manali-Leh
The Leh-Manali Highway is a 292 mile (470 km) highway, connecting Leh and Manali (India).
It is open only between June and mid-September when snow is cleared,
The highway crosses some of the highest mountain passes in the world- 13,051-17,470 ft (3,978-5,325m)
*Owing to the high altitudes and the low-oxygen air, many travelers experience mountain sickness or in some cases even acute mountain sickness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW7HkEWaVbQ&feature=player_embedded
4. Descendo los Caracoles
Descendo los Caracoles or in English - Descend the Snails
This pass connect between Argentine to Chile.
Ice, snow, 180 degree turns, steep roads and lack of guard-rail...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgiyxeI4FRI&feature=related
5. Tibet-Sichuan Highway
This 1550 mile (2500km) road connect between China to Tibet, spectacular view, BUT you must keep your eyes on the road at all times!
14 mountain in altitude off 13000-16400 ft (4000-5000km), sharp turns, narrow lanes, cliffs, AND really bad drivers!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGU5jGxmwAg&feature=player_embedded
6. Botswanan salt flats (Botswana, Africa)
3100 mile (5000km) trip a cross the desert!
Please note: no gas station, stores or any signs of civilization along the way, if you happen by chance spot couple of camels, consider you self lucky!!!
If you got stuck, start prying that the temperature wont raise above 122F (50C) in the shade,
OH! and BTW, there is no shade!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OETj9aTYO2Q&feature=player_embedded
7. Halsema Highway (Philippines)
Although only 150 Mile (240km), mostly not paved without guard-rail, on the edge of a fragile/unstable cliff with a free fall of 990ft (300m), no one was stupid enough
to videotape while driving, so you will have to settle for a pic instead ...




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I like it. And your English isn't that bad.

BTW: Is the road in Bolivian the one the Top Gear drove? That is one of my favorite episodes of that show.
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Thanks for the entertaining read. In the Botswana video he quotes," all cars should have removable doors, it's better that way" I gotta agree with that one.
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very interesting. Your english is better than about 40% of the folks that live here.(English word of the day--sarcasm).
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wow that was great ! ....thanks oh your english was great !
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Thank you.
I'm thinking to extend this to: "10 most treacherous roads in the world"
There is a few more roads that I think should also be on that list...

Just need to fine the time and some motivation I guess...
We will see...
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Wow, those are some crazy roads. They make the Sea to Sky Highway seem like a walk in the park.
My wife is Japanese and english is her second language. I think your doing just fine. Which do you find more difficult, speaking or writing english?
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Originally Posted by Rubichronic View Post
Wow, those are some crazy roads. They make the Sea to Sky Highway seem like a walk in the park.
My wife is Japanese and english is her second language. I think your doing just fine. Which do you find more difficult, speaking or writing english?
More difficult?
Definitely writing!


*If I need to rate myself from 1-10, I wold say: speaking 9, writing 2

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So anybody up for global trail run??? May have to get a bit more cable for winch...
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Originally Posted by JeepinJed View Post
So anybody up for global trail run??? May have to get a bit more cable for winch...
"bit more cable"

A global trail run? I WISH!
If I will ever win the Lottery, that's what I would do!
Gather some JK's fellows from this forum (on my expense), and conquer those 7 roads while documenting it!
YEP... The big IF.... we all allowed to dream & fantasize!
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