There are adventure sports that do require bravery, and are dangerous, but are manageable. Such as bungee jumping. But then there are adventure sports that seem to be walking a very thin line. We’re talking about things like cliff camping, edge walking, and wingsuit flying. These are sports that aren’t just dangerous, they are truly risking your life.
Only the brave attempt them, fatalities do occur, and yet adrenalin junkies keep heading out to participate. These are the adventure sports that truly are only for the bravest of the brave.
Seeing a rock climber scaling a behemoth is nervy enough, but how about actually camping on the side of a cliff? We don’t mean setting up camp on a ledge, we mean setting up camp hanging directly over a sheer drop. It looks insane, really does push the limits of belief, and yet is increasingly popular. Naturally, it isn’t for everyone. Even getting up to the right height takes incredible skill, never mind setting up a hanging camp.
You’ve seen it in numerous movies and may have even started to think that it’s easy. But no, free fall skydiving is nothing to be taken lightly. It takes an immense amount of preparation, demands a will of steel, and certainly isn’t for everyone. Take a look at some real, unedited free fall footage, compare it to what you see in Hollywood, and realise that this isn’t for the casual adventure sport enthusiast. It’s no wonder that most would rather get their thrills with rugby betting sites in NZ.
Let’s just get something straight; there is rock climbing, then there is ice climbing. Rock climbing is dangerous enough but doesn’t come close to scaling ice mountains that stretch up for hundreds of meters. The biggest challenge is that, not surprisingly, ice is cold. This means that the added risk of hypothermia is involved, as well as the simple reality of numb fingers. Ice climbing is ranked as amongst the most dangerous adventure sports in the world, and for very good reason. If falling or getting injured, the chances of rescue are next to nothing. What rescue service in the world would fetch you out the bottom of an icy crevice?
White Water Rafting
There are many rivers in the world that are relatively safe for white water rafting, and in those cases the sport is accessible. But then there are adrenalin junkies that tackle some of the most dangerous rivers in the world. The levels of risk are ridiculous, perhaps putting white water rafting in a similar league to ice climbing. Falling into the water is almost certainly a death sentence, especially considering that there is little anyone can do to help. Most of us will stick to the tamer rivers.
Then we have volcano boarding. Not much need be said beyond the heading, since you already know everything that need be said. But just to be clear; yes, the volcanoes are active.