Fear is not a word in the dictionaries of some people on this earth. Categorized as adrenaline junkies, these people thrive from adventurous and sometimes, nearly life taking activities. Fortunately, for them, there are tons of activities around the world, which hold the potential of fulfilling their thirst for an adventure. In this article, we will be talking about the five adventures every adventure lover must experience in his or her lifetime.
Skydiving is an activity every person must experience to call himself or herself an adrenaline junkie in the first place. If you are looking for one of the best sky diving experiences in the world, then you need to skydive over fox glaciers in New Zealand.
Jumping from 16,000 ft. above the air, the dive allows you to experience breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea and Mount Cook. The feeling of air grazing through your body is an experience like none other, and once the parachutes open, your eyes witness the majestic views of fox glaciers and Franz Josef.
Snorkeling in a tropical paradise is a child’s play; if you are up for a challenge and an experience of a lifetime, then you need to try snorkeling at Silfra Fissure in Iceland. The water temperature ranges from 2-3 degrees Celsius, and the unique formation of the water through a combination of glacier meltwater gone through volcanic rocks results in one of the clearest water spots in the world.
The water consisting of shades of blue and green is considered so clear that you can actually see the rocks below sea level at 150m. Additionally, if you are into saving memories through pictures, then this is your spot, as you could get your picture taken at the point where both North America and Europe intersect.
Thousands of daredevils hike up a steep mountain in China’s Shaanxi province called Huashan, in hopes of crossing the notorious sky plank. It is justifiably considered one of the most hazardous mountain hikes in the world, as the path consists of a plank made from weak wooden beams and combinations of old table legs and nails.
Making the course even more challenging is the fact that the course is two-way traffic, which is now heavily crowded. This makes even the journey to the summits excruciating. It, however, goes without saying that the haphazard journey over the plank wall and even reaching the summits is worth sharing a story.
Who would not love the idea of being near sharks underwater, with the only thing separating you from those mighty jaws being man-made cage? Shark cage diving is a thing, and if you are an adrenaline junkie looking for something new, then shark cage diving in Cape Town is your place to go.
Sharks are attracted near the cage through fish heads and guts thrown by the crew, and this entire activity allows you to experience and witness one of nature’s fiercest predators in all its glory.
Biking down a road that once used to claim the lives of 200-300 lives per year sure sounds fun. What could go wrong, right? Death road as it is now known, located in Bolivia, is a narrow roadside on the mountains, and it is now a tourist hotspot where adventure seekers bike down the narrow paths.
The route and rides are monitors by guide tours who provide protective equipment, but that would not help much against a simple wrong steer down the mountain path, as it will directly lead you down into certain death and oblivion.