Sooner or later the measured office life bothers you and then you want to start out in some unusual adventure. But if for someone, going to a picnic is itself an event, that is, daredevils who make extremely risky trips. From their adventures, the hair stands on end, and not everyone can repeat such a feat.
Adrenaline hunters made extremely interesting adventures – they dived into the depths of the ocean, visited alongside predators, climbed to the highest peaks and descended into the earth’s interior. We will tell below about the most interesting adventures that can be experienced today on our planet. At the same time, some of them will take months, or even years.
Ascending the Everest.
Everest, or Jomolungma, is the highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Himalayas, on the territory of Nepal. The mountain for a long time seemed to be beyond people’s control, while in 1953 Edmund Hilary and Tenzig Norgay did not prove that people can conquer this peak. Since then, the passion for climbing the snow-capped summit does not fade. Every spring, a new season of ascent of people here begins. They are not afraid of the possibility of avalanches, hard frost, or strong wind. Annually about 500 people compete for the conquest of Everest. There are also practically children, blind and disabled. They all go up to prove themselves. However, this adventure is rather risky. Over the past 58 years, more than 200 people have died on the slopes of the highest mountain.
Jump down from the mountain Eiger.
In translation from the German mountain is called the “cannibal”. It is located in Grindelwald, that in the Swiss Alps. This monster in height almost 4 thousand meters justifies its name. After all, he has already killed more than 60 people. The northern slope of Aiger attracts fans of wingsuits. They are trying to come down here. At the same time, people dive down like birds, thanks to their costume-wing made of cloth. This allows athletes to fly not vertically down, but forward. At the same time, the speed reaches one hundred kilometers per hour. People can soar in the air for as long as 2 minutes. The flight is like a bird – an exciting adventure!
Surfing on Shipsstern Bluff.
There are many places in the world, chosen by surfers. But it is the South Coast of Tasmania that is considered one of the best. The island itself is on the “roaring” 40th latitude, here there are persistent stormy western winds. The southern part of Tasmania is washed by a stormy and unpredictable sea. There, there is a well-known in a narrow circle of the place Shipsterns Bluff. From prying eyes it is hidden, and you can get there either by sea, by boat, or by foot on the rough and wild terrain. The oncoming unpredictable waves have a height of up to two meters, but at the height of their apogee they can rise by as much as 6 meters. Such conditions are a challenge for real surfers seeking adventure. Journey along the Triple Crown routes.
In America, there are three famous hiking trails that have been known for more than one hundred years. These roads have been used by Americans since the time of confrontation with the Indians. The total length of all these rather long trails is not much, not a little – 12.5 thousand kilometers. But this is a quarter of the Earth’s equator. To overcome the whole path will take more than one year. But the reward is worth it – travelers will be able to enjoy the beauty of American nature. They will see and virgin forests, and snow-capped peaks, jungles and volcanoes, deserts and the vast sky. Pictures will be replaced by one another, as in a kaleidoscope. Oh people for this even risk their lives! An excellent adventure, every self-respecting traveler must pass at least part of the way along these routes.
Ski descent from Chogori.
This mountain on the border of Pakistan and China is also known under the shorter name K2. Chogori – the second highest mountain of the world, yielding to Everest only 237 meters. However, the vertex is located far to the north and far from people.For the first time it was conquered in 1954 by the Italians. Although the mountain is lower than Everest, climbers are constantly striving here. Technically, lifting on Chogori is much more difficult. By 2005, the peak submitted to 249 people, another 60 died during the ascent. But on Everest visited 6 times more people! Differs Chogori very difficult and unpredictable weather. A few can be proud of their ascent and skiing there.
Ascent to El Capitan.
This 900-meter monolith is located in California, in the Yosemite Valley. It rises above the terrain like a fortress. The height of the rock is twice the famous skyscraper of the Empire State Building in New York. For their huge size and vertical cliffs climbers loved El Capitan. Climbing him resembles a whole ritual. Beginners who first rose up, as a reward for their bravery, can watch one of the most beautiful crevices in the world.
Journey through the Sahara. Многие Many people refer to the Sahara desert as a real sandy sea. Its area is 8.5 kilometers, which exceeds the area of all Brazil. The Sahara extends through all of North Africa. The desert beckons to itself and researchers, and swindlers and just romantics. They are not afraid of heat, sandstorms and unfriendly local tribes. As a reward, travelers will be able to see with their own eyes boundless sand dunes, inspired to create songs, poems and legends. Jumping on a kayak with a waterfall.
Perhaps those who decide to experience such an adventure in the state of Washington, believe in their own immortality, although luck will be needed here. After a jump down the 57-meter waterfall is rather risky. There were few brave men, not all of them eventually survived. But they now have an excellent occasion for boasting. Descent into an active volcano.
People usually try to stay away from the active volcano. But on the island of Vanuatu, that in the South Pacific there are daredevils who descended directly into his muzzle. There was a unique immersion in the underworld in 2010. The group of speleologists-adventurers was headed by Kiwi Jeff Macleigh. Their adventure consisted of a descent of 195 meters down directly into the volcano Marum. Such an insane feat remains unchallenged.
Surfing and climbing at the Pole.
To experience this adventure, you can choose any of the poles – the Arctic or the Antarctic. A person can boldly challenge the coldest places on the planet. It literally intoxicates the feeling that around for thousands of miles there is no one. In pursuit of such sensations and a surf tour was organized off the coast of the Lofoten Islands. But the athletes seemed a little, they then made a swim in freestyle on the waters of the North Pole. There, on the very edge of the Earth, where many mountains remain unnamed, six brave souls were able to get unforgettable impressions. The news of their adventure and successful return home inspires their followers.
Skiing on the highway Hahnenkamm.
This route is in Austria. Its length is about 3 kilometers. Descent is famous for the fact that in some parts of it the angle of inclination is 85 degrees. Thus, the race on this route turns into a rather extreme and fascinating adventure, being also dangerous. Doing this way you need to prepare for the fact that in some places you will have to jump from a height of 80 meters, and the maximum speed of the skier reaches 140 km / h. The average speed on the entire route is “only” 100 km / hour. Journey along the Amazon.
This great South American river has the largest pool in the world, it is also the most full-flowing. Therefore, here in search of adventure comes a lot of people. Pass along the entire long river will be very few people, because the entire distance is 6500 kilometers. In addition, on the way of the traveler are trapped by tropical fever and leeches, menacing jaguars and terrible spiders-tarantulas, reaching the size of a watermelon.Hardly an adventurer has enough strength to search for the lost treasures of the Incas or the golden country of Eldorado. Nevertheless, a lot of bright impressions are guaranteed. Membership in the club of 7 peaks.
In 1981, climbers had the idea to create an elite club of those who conquered all the highest mountains on various terrestrial continents. For this, you need to climb Everest (Asia), Aconcagua (South America), McKinley (North America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Elbrus (Europe), Vinson peak (Antarctica) and Kosciuszko peak or Karstens pyramid (Australia or Oceania) . There are more than 100 sportsmen in the elite club. Trying to enter it can be a fascinating and long-lasting adventure.
Descent into a flooded cave.
The Bahamas has a whole system of flooded caves. It was always considered a very mysterious place. At the depth of the sea there is a whole realm of labyrinths and tunnels created by ancient formations and fossils. Those lucky ones who could visit the blue holes, say that the underwater architecture is magnificent. Scuba divers and mystical atmosphere are present in the local halls.
Travel by bicycle from Alaska to Argentina.
It will take two years to complete such a marathon. During this time travelers will overcome as many as two mountain ranges, the largest in the world. A cyclosross through twenty countries will be an unforgettable adventure. The starting point of the road is Tierra del Fuego in Argentina, and the road to the Prudhoe Bay, which is in Alaska, ends. Travelers driving on the route is not at all a thirst for glory, prizes or money. Just for them, this adventure becomes a part of their life.
Single circumnavigation around the world.
To repeat the feat of the Magellan expedition is not so difficult. But to go around the whole globe and return to the starting point, and even do it alone, only units can be used. Crossing all the meridians will require not just good luck, you have to be ready to cope with numerous sea dangers. On the path of a brave navigator, there will certainly be a storm, as there are always centuries ago the risk of falling under the power of huge waves and the element of a willful wind. Bathing nearby to a large white shark.
This adventure can be experienced in the waters of South Africa. People panically fear white sharks, but some overstep their fear. This is helped by the realization that although sharks are located at the peak of the food chain of the ocean, a man is not their natural prey.
Marathon through Mont Blanc.
To make a marathon race through the Mont Blanc mountain range, the highest in the Alps, one must have great endurance and excellent physical preparation. For those wishing to create a 166-kilometer circuit ring. It passes through the territory of three states at once, and the total climb is 9,500 meters. Although only the most experienced and seasoned athletes take part in the race, only half of them reach the finish line. Rafting through the rapids of the Bashkaus river.
This Altaic river until recently was considered impregnable. But people have learned how to raft over it, and this route is automatically ranked as the most difficult. The reason for this is a large number of obstacles. The adventure is that you have to overcome about two hundred obstacles. The most dangerous of them are in 7 canyons and inaccessible Lower Gorge. Yes, and at the end of the path is not worth relaxing. There, at remote sites, not far from Mongolia, a water level change of one kilometer is an average of 8 meters. And a similar picture is waiting for an extreme traveler for a total of 200 kilometers. Skydiving from the stratosphere.
Normal parachute jumps are made from a height of not more than 4 kilometers. But in each rule there are exceptions. The bravest ones climb even higher into the sky, making a start to the Earth directly from the stratosphere.There they rise on balloons, these layers are called the pre-cosmos. Having jumped from there downwards, the person in his free fall flies faster than the sound. The speed of the paratrooper reaches 1500 km / h or 416 m / s. The first successful experiment took place in 1960. Since then every new leap has become either another record, or a suicide.