A swing at the end of the world

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The swing, made from two long ropes and a slim stick of wood, arcs into the vast canyon.

Baños, Ecuador - If you hike three hours uphill from the Ecuadorean city of Baños, you will find a tree on the edge of an abyss.

The simple wooden structure perched in its branches is a seismic monitoring station in disguise, built to keep an eye on nearby Mount Tungurahua.

But that’s not the most remarkable thing about this tree – suspended from a thin branch is the Swing at the End of the World.

The swing, made from two long ropes and a slim stick of wood, arcs into the vast canyon.

Take a seat, push yourself into the void, and hold on tight – there is no harness and no safety net, just you and the swing. – Slate.com

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