The Swing at the End of the World

Casa del Arbol or “The Treehouse” is a seismic monitoring station located deep in the Ecuadorian wilderness. It is a small, simple house built in a tree used for observing Mt. Tungurahua, an active volcano. Despite the nice view in and out of the treehouse, the real attraction is the swing hanging from one of the tree’s skinny branches. With no harness, net, or any other safety feature on the swing (only a thick plank suspended by two ropes), riders swing out into the void over the canyon that is over 100 feet high.  Would you swing?

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