Thursday, November 14, 2013
5 Extreme Outdoor Activities for Adults
Extreme activities tend to limit the age range for those who can and cannot try it. You can qualify your kids to go paragliding or surfing but then there are also outdoor sports that are just not safe enough for them to try out. These are extreme outdoor activities for adults, and adults only. If you're looking for that extra adrenaline rush then these five activities will be right up your alley. Just make sure to have comprehensive travel insurance to cover your bases.Face-Down RappellingThere's rappelling and then there's extreme rappelling. Regular rappelling is what you normally hear about - you're locked to a rope that allows you to scale down a vertical mountain wall. Face-down rappelling, also referred to as Australian rappelling, takes the term extreme activities to a whole new level. Here you have the rope tied around your waist and you have to spread your limbs open as if you are skydiving. It is with this position that you scale down.Deep Sea DivingYour kids could go for a simple scuba dive, that is just barely off the shore. It can be fun and exciting but for adults you will want that extra chase of excitement and that is where deep sea diving comes in. You can explore a lot more underwater treasures and go a hundred metres below the surface to explore sunken ships and marvel at some of Nature's eerily designed deep sea creatures.TriathlonWho said you are limited to jumping and swimming while on a holiday? Triathlons are some of the most extreme activities you can ever join (and your travel insurance probably won't like them) and they will demand a lot from you. The events are: running, cycling, and swimming. You will have to plan this ahead of time since these activities require proper scheduling and gear.Bungee JumpingIf there is any extreme activity that will really get your blood pumping, it is none other than bungee jumping. Many consider this as a great alternative to skydiving; when you skydive you only have a parachute to save you but with bungee jumping you at least get a rope to latch on to. That doesn't mean it won't be an exhilarating jump because it is, especially if you are jumping over a lake or other large bodies of water.HAMC (High-Altitude Mountain Climbing)Never underestimate mountain climbing. HAMC is one of the best extreme activities for adults, especially if you plan on scaling mountains like Mount Everest. Most people, even trained adults who do this kind of thing professionally, never get to the top of the world's top five tallest mountains. It's a great challenge for you and your friends and it is an experience you won't ever forget.Getting Travel InsuranceThese are some of the best extreme activities for adults to try out during their vacation trips. However, you always have to remember that there is an invitation for danger in these activities. You could get hurt, you could die, or you could lose valuable possessions along the way such as your money or identification documents. With travel insurance you will be able to enjoy your trip better since your policy will cover most of the base expenses in case of an emergency.