When I first saw pictures of the “swing off the end of the world” in Ecuador, I was equal parts thrilled and terrified. The rope swing is attached to a treehouse and propels riders over the treetops of Banos, Ecuador, in close proximity to an active volcano, Mt. Tungurahua. While in reality the drop is only 100 feet or so, the pictures makes it look far worse. Perhaps that’s why National Geographic recognized a shot…

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