Saturday, November 26, 2011

Most Dangerous Roads In The World. Part 2.c

Thanks to all your comments for the first post we decided to present you the second part of Most Dangerous Roads In The World. Mostly it includes the roads that you have suggested as well as other well known and popular dangerous roads. Have a great time checking these!

Russian Siberian Road to Yakutsk

You might have seen photos of this road earlier. This is the only one road connection Yakutia to the Russian Federation and it’s length is about 1235 km. They also call this road “Lena” because of the river nearby. One can drive this road in winter only, starting spring and because of the rains the road becomes impossible to drive. The tragedy you see on pics below happened in September of 2006, when over 700 cars got stuck on the 10 kilometers segment of this road. People were left out of water, food and warm clothes for several days. This road was still not rebuilt and there’s a possibility the catastrophe will repeat.
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Lysebotn Road – Norway

Lysebotn is a village of the municipality of Forsand at the Lysefjord in Rogaland county in the southwest of Norway. Nearby is the road Lysebotnvegen.

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Cotopaxi Volcan road – Ecuador

Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. There have been more than 50 eruptions of Cotopaxi since 1738. Numerous valleys formed by powerful lahars surround the volcano. This poses a high risk to the local population, their settlements and fields.

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Manali-Leh Highway in India

The Leh-Manali Highway is a highway in India connecting Leh and Manali. It is open only between June and mid-September when snow is cleared from the road by the Border Roads Organisation. It connects the Manali valley to Kullu valley, Lahaul and Spiti and Ladakh.

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Zoji La Pass in India

Zoji La is a high mountain pass in India, located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range. It provides a vital link between Ladakh and Kashmir. It runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 metres and is the second highest pass after Fotu La on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. It is often closed during winter.

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The road to Zanskar in India

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Roads in Ladakh, India

Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south. Ladakh is one of the most sparsely populated regions in the area. It’s renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called “Little Tibet” as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture.

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The road to Chang La in India

The Changla Pass (el. 5425 m.) is a high mountain pass in India. The Changla Pass is the main gateway for the Changtang Plateau situated in the Himalayas.

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Khardung La Pass, India

Khardung La Pass on the Ladakh Range lies north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. Built in 1976, it was opened to motor vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike and mountain biking expeditions. Maintained by the Border Roads Organization, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to carry essential supplies to the Siache.

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“Sea & Sky” Highway 99 from Vancouver to Whistler, Canada

This highway doesn’t look dangerous but it is and the views above are magnificent. Thanks for this suggestion in comments to Most Dangerous Roads part 1.

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Stelvio Pass Road, Alps, Italy

The original road was built in 1820-25 by the Austrian Empire to connect the former Austrian province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria, covering a climb of 1871 m. Since then, the route has changed very little. Its sixty hairpin turns, 48 of them on the northern side numbered with stones, are a challenge to motorists.

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“Los Caracoles” Pass in Andes


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The road from La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia



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