TOP TEN EXTREME ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD

Are you a real adventurer? Do you think you can go beyond the limit and have the courage to do something extreme? If you say you are one of those few extreme adventurers then these sports are for you.

  1. Hiking in Angels Landing, Utah – this is one of the most difficult hikes in the world. It is popular due to its narrow ridge in the final climb. There are sections where there are 1000 foot drops on either side. It has some chain assisted rock scrambling sections, inducing heights and a beautiful view.  Best seasons to go here is during spring and fall. This hike is quite dangerous as there have been 17 recorded deaths to date.

2.Cliff walking at Mt. Huashan, China – it is a 2154m tall mountain which is considered to be one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. Hikers have to walk across a few planks of wood bolted into the side of a 7000-foot peak. The elevation is high and the path is very steep. This mountain is one of the top five sacred peaks in China.

3. Kayaking in the roughest river, democratic republic of Congo – till date only one team has successfully kayaked through the rapids of Inga. This river consists of rapids which have a speed of about 1.6 million cubic feet of water per second. If you want to experience this, be prepared to go through 30 mile-an-hour water, 40-foot tall waves, waterfalls, and rapids.

4. Trekking the frozen lake, India –  Chadar trek in Leh & Ladakh is approximately 62 km trek which requires nine continuous days of trekking. The trek is over the Zanskar River. The mountains are very steep here and sometimes the snow even closes mountain passes. It is a very unique and tricky adventure which needs utmost care to trek as it gets very difficult to even breathe.

5. Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure, Iceland – Silfra is a fissure created by the separation of North American and Eurasian tectonic plates cutting through Iceland. The water is so pure here that you can even drink it! It can be pretty chilly in there but will be one of the most beautiful experience you can have.

6. Climbing in Denali, Alaska – mount McKinley is North America’s highest mountain and one of the world’s most extreme climbs. Climbers have to encounter extreme arctic conditions, glacier travel, and temperature down to -35 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind flowing at over 100 miles an hour. The usual time to climb is three to four weeks.

7. Skydiving at Wollongong, Australia – skydive from Australia’s highest altitude of up to 15000 feet. You will freefall at over 200 km/hr for over a minute and then float for 5-7 minutes experiencing some stunning views.

8. Death road in Bolivia – as the name suggests, it is one of the most dangerous and extreme places. The riders experience intense fog, landslides, cascades, and cliff that drop 2000 feet at every turn. The road doesn’t get any wider than 10 feet. It is believed more than a dozen cyclists have lost their lives here in the last decade.

9. Deep diving in Eagle’s Nest, Florida – divers swim as deep as 300 feet. It is labeled as the extreme experts only dive as many divers have lost their lives during the dive here. It is known for its remote location and extreme depth.

10. Running with the bulls, Spain – it is you against six fighting bulls in narrow streets of Pamplona. The total distance of this run is 875 meters. This may look like a short distance but it is said that it is impossible to cover the whole distance. Usually, about 2000 people participate and run with you which make this more difficult. Injuries occur regularly and there have been some cases of death as well.

Participants run in front of Miura bulls during the last bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 14, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.

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