20 of the most exciting adventure of our time

Aug - 15 - 2011

In a world full of brave men who dared to risk traveling, from which the hair stand on end, even the worldly-wise. Hunters for the adrenaline had time to go underground, they dived into the depths of the ocean and jumped with excitement over the precipice.
Overview of the most exciting adventures that you can raise your adrenaline.

1. Climbing the highest peak of the world – Mount Everest
(Qomolangma) (Himalayas, Nepal, China)

Since climbers Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tentsig in 1953 showed that the highest peak of the planet is possible to climb up, a passion for climbing Everest does not fade.
Every spring, in spite of the storm, the threat of avalanches and cold prickly, about five hundred people – from thirteen to the blind and disabled – climb up to set a new record. Results on the mountain for 58 years, killing more than two hundred people.

2. Jumping from the mountains Eiger with wingsuit (costume-wing fabric) (Grindelwald, Swiss Alps)

Translated from the German cannibal Eiger means. It is quite an appropriate name for the monster is almost 4 km altitude, the more so because he took the lives of more than 60 brave souls. But the northern slope of the mountain still attracts hundreds of willing to try their luck. First of all, the famous are flying in wingsuit that resemble diving birds. Skydiver flies not down, but forward. The vertical component of velocity reaches about one hundred miles per hour and can soar aloft for up to two minutes.

3. Surfing on the waves Shipsterns Bluff (south coast of Tasmania)

Tasmania is located in the Roaring Forties latitudes in the way of sustained gale westerlies. The far south coast is washed by one of the most unpredictable and stormy seas on Earth. That there is a place Shipsterns Bluff (Shipsterns Bluff), which is so hidden from prying eyes, that you can get there only by boat or on foot in the wild. Cold waves and vicious when they begin to run against, rising to a height of two meters, but at the moment of climax crest of the wave height can be as much as 6 meters. Why not call an experienced web surfers?

4. Hike along the routes of the Triple Crown (USA)

Triple Crown – three hiking trails in the United States, which has been known since the war with the Indians. The total length of the longest of the three tracks is about 12 500 kilometers, which equals about a quarter the Earth’s equator. In order to overcome the entire route takes several years. As a reward, daredevils can see virgin forests and snow-capped peaks, volcanoes and tropical jungles, deserts, the boundless sky, which varies like the mood of whimsical beauty. For the sake of the people risking their lives!

5. Ski descent from K2 (Chogori) (border of Pakistan and China)

Chogori – the second highest mountain in the world. But compared to Everest, it is more distant, is more unpredictable weather and took more lives.

6. Climbing El Capitan (Yosemite, California, USA)

Like a fortress 900-meter monolith El Capitan rises above the valley of Yosemite. Height is twice the size of Empire State Building in New York. During the impressive size and sheer cliffs of the climbers made the ascent to the summit in a kind of ritual, where the final “initiated” can observe one of the most beautiful crevices of the world.

7. Go through the Sahara desert (North Africa)

The largest sand sea in the world – the Sahara Desert – stretches for 8.5 million square miles across North Africa, which is slightly larger than that of Brazil. This place was lured many explorers and speculators, the Romantics, who, despite the sandstorms, hostile tribes and the unbearable heat, wanted his eyes to look at the endless sand dunes, sung in a variety of ancient legends and poems.

8. Jumping from a waterfall on a kayak (Washington)

To jump from the 57-meter waterfall little faith in their own immortality, for some luck. In recent years, few brave ones who were lucky enough to stay alive after such a fall, do have an extra reason to boast.

9. The descent into an active volcano (Vanuatu, South Pacific)

Unique dive into the underworld of the Earth was carried out in 2010. The group of cavers led by adventurer Geoff Mackley Kiwis have ventured to descend to 195 meters in Marum volcano in the mountains of Vanuatu. Repeat crazy feat no one has dared.

10. Mountain climbing and surfing at the North Pole (the Arctic, Antarctica)

The desire to defy the coldest places in the world, intoxicating feeling that you are the one thousands of miles or some other reason can recent forced a group of athletes to arrange surfing tour off the coast of the Lofoten Islands. When this was not enough, was organized swim freestyle Waters North Pole. Somewhere on the edge of the world, where many of the mountains there is not even the names of six people decided to get an unforgettable experience. The news of their safe return has paved the way for new followers.

11. Ski race at the track Hahnenkamm (Austria)

The track in the Hahnenkamm length of about 3 kilometers contains sections in which the angle is 85 degrees, making the descent of one of the most dangerous ski trips on the planet. In addition, on the way to jump from a height of 80 m and in places riders are accelerated to 140 kilometers per hour (at an average speed on a route over 100 miles per hour).

12. The intersection of the Amazon (South America)

Thanks to the Amazon – the world’s largest-size swimming pool, deep and the length of the river, come here a lot of adventurers. To overcome some 6500 miles, must guard against dengue fever and leeches do not fall into the clutches of jaguars and not scared of spiders, tarantulas the size of a small watermelon. At the end of the path dared venture is unlikely to find the treasures of the Incas or the lost gold of El Dorado, but the weight is almost guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

13. Hit in the 7 Summits Club

The idea to conquer the highest peaks of all the different continents of the Earth appeared in 1981, has since become popular. Such an ascent gives the right to be numbered with the club members 7 summits, in which more than a century of heroic personalities.

14. Immersion in a flooded cave (Bahamas)

The underwater cave system under the Bahamas has always been a place of mystery. In the depths of the sea lies the realm of tunnels and labyrinths, which are composed of fossils and ancient structures. Those who were lucky enough to get inside the “blue holes”, tell us about the magnificent underwater architecture and literally entire rooms with a mystical atmosphere.

15. Cyclocross from Alaska to Argentina

In a two-year marathon expect the two hottest in the world of mountain ranges, over a dozen countries and 32 thousand kilometers of road. People go on a long journey between the Gulf of Alaska, Prudhoe and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina is not “for the lust of fame, race and prizes”, and, most likely, this is possible, when travel becomes a way of life.

16. Circumnavigation alone

Circumnavigate the earth’s axis and return to the starting point, something repeating the feat of Magellan, and somewhere to surpass the glory of the other brave souls – that’s one of the purposes of swimming alone. To cross all meridians have something more than the mercy of the ocean, you should be able to overcome all the sea of ​​danger. After the storm have not gone as well as several centuries ago, there is always a threat to get into the power meter waves and the element of willful wind.

17. Swimming near the big white shark (South Africa)

People are deathly afraid of white sharks, but there are always those who want to tempt fate. You only need to overcome themselves and be aware that although sharks are at the top of the food chain of the underwater world, a person is not part of their natural prey.

18. Participation in the marathon through the Mont Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland)

Traveling through the highest in the Alps mountains – Mont Blanc – requires tremendous stamina and excellent training. Those interested will check your hand at the 166-kilometer ring, which lies in the three countries and has a total climb of 500 meters to 9. The competition on this route can get away with half the distance to the battle-hardened athletes.

19. Rafting through the rapids of the river Bashkaus (Altai, Russia)

Bashkaus – Altai river, until recently considered inaccessible. At present, there is rafting on the most complex water routes. One of the reasons is the huge number of obstacles. Members of the expedition to overcome obstacles more than two hundred, and the most dangerous rapids are concentrated in the seven canyons and rugged, “Lower Gorge”. Additional extreme appears at the end of the path, where in the remote creeks near the border with Mongolia, on average, one-kilometer water level changes by 8 meters. And so – over 209 km.

20. Skydiving from the stratosphere

Although usually parachuting at an altitude of up to four miles, there are exceptions. Recently, the most desperate are flying out of the stratosphere. Hot air balloons can rise to heights of more than 20 kilometers, in layers, called predkosmosom. With such a man jump into a free fall overcomes the sound barrier, dispersal to 1500 kilometers per hour or 416 meters per second. Since the first successful experiment in 1960, each subsequent rise or become a new record or another suicide.

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