Photo: Tenerife Cabildo.
Various emergency rescue and insular environmental services gathered in the Masca Barranco this morning to study how it might be possible to reduce the number of accidents suffered by walkers. The meeting is opportune given that two visitors have died in the past three weeks while hiking in the barranco: a German man died yesterday, and a Norwegian at the end of September. Some of the solutions being considered include restricting access to routes down the barranco, and perhaps a permit scheme. Hopefully whatever ideas they come up with will help to reduce the considerable number of accidents which walkers suffer, sometimes with fatal consequences.