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Apr 18, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Cliff Diving

We all jump into water whether it is a pool, the sea or a bubble bath, because it is fun making twists somersaults or bombs while in air. But not many people experienced jumping from a height such as 85 feet. Can you imagine yourself standing on that height dizzy while looking at the bottom, worrying about how are you going to land in the water. Of course, few steps further and your worries are gone, your body is free falling heading to the water and it is on you to make that journey more exciting. As fun as it sounds, it is very dangerous.

With no equipment falling 45 miles per hour you have a chance of hitting a rock or bad water landing, because water is not so harmless when it comes to this speed. But this extreme sport is not just for trained experts you can do it to just find a good guide and your cliff. The biggest tournament for this and many other extreme sports is “Red Bull BC ONE”.

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Apr 17, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. The flat-topped mountain is located on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya, and is made up of three extinct volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The highest peak, Uhuru, is 19,340 feet (5,900 meters) high. Getting to the top of Kilimanjaro won’t be easy at all, it will take time, but of course this experience comes with its upside as you will have a chance to take the Machame Route up so you can see the region’s wonderful animals and birds. Then you’ll begin your journey across the Shira Plateau through the Grand Barranco Canyon and on to the top. Continuing your journey you’ll reach Stella Point with a chance to continue around Kibo’s rim to Uhuru. You will need a lot of strength for this journey and also have to be mentally prepared. You should always keep in mind that you need to go slow while on mountain, you need to drink a lot of water, to climb light, to use a ski - pole (1 ski pole is a must, but 2 are recommended). There is also a danger of a disease, but can be easily prevented as malaria occurs below 1800 meters and you should use the recommended prophylactics. Please consult your doctor about these. Currently, there are various preventative medication products available which will be effective against the malaria strains currently found in Tanzania. Women using oral contraceptives should consult their physicians before using prophylactics. So get in shape, gather up your gear and begin this unforgettable journey.

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Apr 14, 2012 - Experiences    2 Comments

Wakeboarding

Summer is not so far, but with a new season you have new adventures and experiences. So why wouldn’t you discover your passion and try out wakeboarding? No excuses, get in shape, because after an extreme ride chicks will be totaly checking you out. This is a water sport combined with a mix of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing. The rider is towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 17–24 miles per hour, depending on the water conditions, board size, rider’s weight, type of tricks, and rider’s comfort speed. This speed could also depend on the year, make, and model of the boat because some boats, which are not designed for wakeboarding, create a different size wake which the rider may not be comfortable with. Through time if you get along with this sport you can go for learning some awesome tricks. There are many things you can learn to make your ride more attractive and exciting. As much fun as it is, wakeboarding is an inherently dangerous sport. You must be protected with a helmet and a USCG Approved jacket. Express the highest level of adrenalin water can offer you and share your experiences with us.

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Apr 12, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Zorbing

Zorbing (orbing) is an extreme recreation (some consider it a sport) which includes you getting in an orb made out of transparent plastic, and then rolling downhill. It is usually performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, permitting more rider control. In the absence of hills some have constructed inflatable, wooden or metal ramps. The zorb is double-sectioned, with one ball inside the other with an air layer between. Orbs are lightweight and made of flexible plastic. Some orbs also have straps to hold the rider in place, while others leave the rider free to walk the orb around or be tossed about freely by the rolling motion - water can be added inside, and this is commonly called “hydro zorbing”. A typical orb is about 3 metres (10 ft) in diameter, with an inner orb size of about 2 metres (6 ft 7 in), leaving a 50–60 centimetre (20–24 in) air cushion around the riders. The plastic is approximately 0.8 millimetres (0.03 in) thick. You don’t have to go in the orb alone since there are two types of orbs, harnessed and non-harnessed. Non-harness orbs carry up to three riders, while the harness orbs are constructed for one to two riders. Zorbing is performed at commercial locations, where prospective riders pay a fee for each ride or for a whole day’s activity, the most popular being in New Zealand.

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Apr 9, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Zero Gravity Flights

For almost all people on this planet experiencing weightlessness and being in a zero gravity zone is something they always put on their bucket list. Well you can book a flight for this action any day, as you will have a chance to aboard specially modified Boeing 727 (if you are in America) or an Airbus A300 (if you are in Europe), weightlessness is achieved by doing aerobatic maneuvers known as parabolas. This is possible by making the aircraft gradually pull up its nose from and horizontal flight and start to climb up to an angle of approximately 45 degrees. This “injection” phase lasts for about 20 seconds, during which the aircraft experiences an acceleration of around 1.8 times the gravity level at the surface of the Earth, i.e. 1.8g. The engine thrust is then strongly reduced to the minimum required to compensate for air-drag, and the aircraft then follows a free-fall ballistic trajectory, i.e. a parabola, lasting approximately 20 seconds, during which weightlessness is achieved. Alternatively, for reduced gravity parabolas, the engine thrust is reduced sufficiently to a point where the remaining vertical acceleration in the cabin is approximately 0.16g for approximately 23 seconds or 0.38g for approximately 30 seconds. At the end of this period, the aircraft must pull out of the parabolic arc, a manoeuvre which gives rise to another 20 second period of 1.8g on the aircraft, after which it returns to normal level flight attitude. These manoeuvres are flown repeatedly, with a period of 3 minutes between the start of two consecutive parabolas, i.e. a 1 minute parabolic phase (20 seconds at 1.8g + 20 seconds of weightlessness + 20 seconds at 1.8g), followed by a 2 minute “rest” period at 1g. After every group of five parabolas however, the rest interval is increased to 4 to 8 minutes. During the flight there are 12-15 parabolas. Of course, you will always be informed about whats next in the flight by the experienced pilots. You will need to save up some cash for this adventure, since a flight in most places costs 4,950 dollars (3,785 euros) per person. For flights in America visit this site, and for European flights you can visit here.

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Apr 7, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Volcano Boarding

Almost everybody has tried snowboarding, but there is a much bigger challenge waiting for you called volcano boarding. It is one of the most craziest sports ever. You have to go to Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro mountain (black mountain) in central America – the only place in the world where you can surf down an active volcano. You will have a chance to fly down the 2,380 ft high Cerro Negro on a specially designed wooden (or metal) board reaching speeds of up to 50 mph (80 km per hour). Even though the sport itself is very dangerous there is also a known fact that the volcano has already erupted 20 times to date, the last time being back in 1999. This slope is 41 degrees at its steepest and the climb to the top takes around 45 minutes. This is what makes this very extreme and if you ever try it you will surely feel your adrenalin rushing like never before. When you have achieved coming down this mountain without any fear you will be able to try anything else this planet has to offer. The cost of this experience is 23 dollars plus 5 dollars (all together around 21 euros) national park entrance, includes all equipment, transport, and 2 free mojitos, beer and snacks on return to the bar. The things you should bring along are water, a camera and a pair of sturdy shoes. Protective gear, like jump suits and goggles must be used for safety reasons.

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Apr 5, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Extreme Bali Cycling Tour

Hidden in Indonesia, Bali area offers you an unique tour you probably didn’t have a chance to experience, without buses and unapproachable for your vehicle. This tour is special, not only because it is extreme, but because you are cycling through the untouched nature that not so many people have seen. All you need is running shoes, sunblock, camera, hat and money for cash payment on the day ride. So challenge yourself with an extreme journey in three levels with small groups (up to 10 people). It will be a great workout cycling up the hills and through rice fields, visiting local villages. But most important of all you will have a good and exciting time while learning alot about the Indonesian culture and their way of living. Start your morning with a face wash in pure spring water from the mountain stream, and listening to the nature around you. The cycle tour starts with a delicious breakfast from the Labhagga Restaurant & Sky Lounge at Pacung village and passes through Baturiti and Tabanan onto Ubud along quiet village lanes. You will be also warmly welcomed by their traditional lunch after an extreme morning.
The prices are:
- $55 per rider
- $40 for children under 12
- $20 (Child under 5 years using child-seat)
For the extreme tour:
- $72 per adult rider
If you do not ask for an easy or extreme tour, you will do the intermediate. Most people who have been through this adventure have it engraved in their brain, and will always recommend you trying it also.
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Apr 3, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Speed Riding

If you love skiing and you are ready to take it to the next level, then speed riding is perfect for you. It may not come off as dangerous as it seems to be if you are riding through the clear area, but if you want to make it more extreme there are paths on steep mountains that make you go crazy. The biggest risk of an injury is hitting a stone or a tree, but what you experience during the ride is worth the danger. Just imagine yourself jumping and gliding from one downhill to another with your ski. Ofcourse there is a special Speed Glider on your back to slow your movement, but it does not make this attraction less extreme. The Speed Glider is similar, but only half the size of a paraglider. So these small wings are designed to make you closer to the ground, at speeds of 20 to 90 miles (30 to 145 kilometres) per hour. The price of the wing ranges from $1500 to $2000 while the weight goes from 2 to 4 kilograms. Proper equipment such as helmets, padded harnesses, and reserve parachutes can help reduce injuries. Advanced wing and ski trainings are an important requirement for this sport. So if you don’t know where to spend your next holiday, try finding some ski resort for obtaining a new experience.
Below you can see some more cool photos displaying the sport along with a video.
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Apr 2, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Paragliding From the Top of Mont Blanc

Climbing Mont Blanc is a great challenge and definitely a great adventure, but from early spring to November the weather is perfect for something more challenging, climbing the mountain (which reaches the height of 4,810 meters/15,782 ft) with a paraglider and then crossing the terrain and coming down by the flying method. There are numerous ways to climb Mont Blanc. The most common route taken by paragliding pilots is from the Aiguille du Midi. If you are experienced in this sport then you have a choice of landing in Italy, France or Switzerland, because you have enough time to think about landing options, since there is an hour of gliding along the Massif du Mont Blanc. Of course you have to be informed and careful because the weather can change very fast, so always check the forecast(although they can’t always give you correct info about the winds). Also you need to know some basic information like:
- This mountain is heavily crevassed and at high altitude. Crampons, ice axe and rope are essential.
- The temperature can be very cold so take warm clothing.
- Plenty of water should be carried. It is easy to become dehydrated quickly at altitude.
- Go with pilots who have high mountain skills. It is recommended taking a mountain guide.
Below you can see some cool photos and a video regarding this post.

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Apr 1, 2012 - Experiences    No Comments

Wingsuit Base Jumping

Wingsuit jumping is basically a ride through the air with a suit that you can control and which is desined to make you slow down to a speed of 30 meters per second so that you can safely fly above the mountains. Everything in the flight is planned so there is a point where the flier reaches the moment where he has to deploy the parachute and safely land. Experienced fliers make their flight more challenging so they fly close to the ground inceasing the dose of adrenalin. Jumps are mostly done from clifs or airplanes(like a skydiving discipline), but skydivers find base jumps more interesting. More extreme jumpers also sometimes choose to start by skiing and while in the air they throw away the ski. Before getting into wingsuit jumping its highly recommended to have 500 jumps and at least 18 months of skydiving experience. The Best place for buying a wingsuit is phoenix-fly where you can get a very decent suit for around 750 dollars, however if you want more duration in your flight or some other adventeges and you have some money to spare, you can always buy a better but more expensive one. As far as sizes go you don’t have to worry since every suit is tailor made for your fittings. If you are an extreme adventurer and you want to have a mind blowing experience this attraction is exactly for you, but remember not to let the adrenalin take over your mind, play it safe. After the cut you can see some more pictures of this extreme sport along with a video displaying its awesomeness.
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