Life is about exploring yourself and testing your limits. If you are an adventure lover and long for thrilling and exhilarating activities, there are sport adventures that will make you ask yourself twice before you say a ‘Yes!’
Considered as one of the most dangerous adventures, base jumping tests your limits as you throw yourself off a building, cliff, bridge or an antenna. Experience the adrenaline rush through your body!
Base jumping, which is similar to skydiving, is generally made from a lower altitude. While it is relatively easier to jump off a cliff or leap out of an aircraft, opting to jump from a building or monument requires great courage. New River Gorge Bridge in the United States; Mount Thor in Canada and Eiger in Switzerland are some great places for base jump.
Among the tasks not meant for all, gather your strength before you plan this yet another enthralling adventure activity. Uncover shipwrecks, colourful corals and fishes of various shapes and sizes as you dive deep into the sea. While other modes of diving involve holding breath or drawing air from the surface, scuba divers have to carry their own oxygen tank. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places in the world that offers a mind-boggling scuba diving experience. And, it could take you a lifetime to explore it all! Gili Islands in Indonesia and Sipadan in Malaysia too are splendid spots for scuba diving.
As the name says, these waves are big. Err! They are huge! One needs to be a pro in the game. While the level of fun is beyond words, the risk involved is equally high. Surf through the waves that are approximately 20 feet high and beat the currents smashing slashing, squashing and making way to the coast. Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and Peahi/Jaws in the US are some great spots for big-wave surfing.
Among some astounding adventures of the world, Highlining is a real mental challenge for anyone. You need nerves of steel to walk unsupported on a narrow, springy band of rope attached to two rock formations at a high altitude. One step wrong and you are gone. Getting back is the toughest and trickiest part of this adventure. According to experts, you need to have utmost control over your mind, body and senses to pull it off. California attracts a lot of highlining enthusiasts every year.
Did you remember the Wall from Game of Thrones? Yes, you got it right! Ice climbing is climbing a wall (of ice, of course) which if breaks, breaks you with it. While climbing rocks is an adventure in its own, ice climbing is considered a much more daring and gruelling sports than the former. If you think you have it in you, Helmcken Falls Spray Cave is the place for you. The cave is a paradise with high, steep, wild and icy mountains. It is considered among the most dangerous sites on earth.
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