You are an adventure loving person so whenever someone offers you for an adventure sport you just can’t sit on your cosy couch. From that very moment, you are busy to make plans. The first thing comes in our mind is those familiar sports like rock climbing, paragliding, skiing, scuba diving, bungee jumping, kayaking, ziplining, parasailing, surfing. But what about those unusual adventure sports which do not come in your mind first!
Just take a glimpse at those sports and next time whenever you plan an adventure sport don’t forget to think about these.
You know about scuba diving but what about cave diving! Sounds interesting?
Cave diving is underwater diving in the water filled cave. It may be done as an extreme sport. Compared to caving and scuba diving, there are relatively few practitioners of cave diving. In this sport, you can’t just go straight back up to the surface. Almost all cave diving is done using scuba equipment. Underwater caves have a wide range of physical features and can contain fauna not found elsewhere.
In Central America, there are lots of underwater caves. Another good place for cave diving is off the coast of Belize.
BASE jumping or B.A.S.E jumping stands for Building, Antenna, Span, Earth which are the four surfaces one typically jumps off to. BASE jumping is more dangerous than skydiving. Many regard it as an extreme sport or stunt. In some places, it is prohibited or illegal but it is permitted in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA.
Diving with those sharp teeth sharks! This is really scary. But in this big world there are many brave hearts who love sharks and love diving with them. It can be done in a protected cage but you can also try free diving with those sharp teeth. Near Cape Town, South Africa, it’s possible to dive with great whites.
If you have well build body then this sport is for you. It describes climbing on a glacier with special equipment. These equipment include ice axes, rows, crampons, helmets and suspender bells.
The Great Himalayas and Norway are preferred locations. It requires special knowledge of the constantly changing environments and glacial features. Hazards like crevasses and serac are difficult obstacles that glacier hikers should be aware of during this activity.
The Rickshaw Run
It’s simply amazing. It is basically a race where teams drive auto rickshaws along various routes. The teams are given a starting point and an ending point. You spend two weeks trying to get to the ending point. The route changes each time but starts from the finishing point of the previous run.
Initially, the route just included India but by the second Run, teams were going through Nepal. Currently, Rajasthan, Kerala and Meghalaya host the starting/ending points for each version of the run.
Forget race, it’s a kind of road trip. So who cares who will win just enjoy the roads and rickshaw ride.
Wingsuit flying is a variation on skydiving/BASE jumping. In this sport, you glide through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. A wingsuit flight normally ends by deploying a parachute, and so a wingsuit can be safely flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment—normally a skydiving drop aircraft, or BASE-jump exit point.
But it can be dangerous sometimes. Experts die on a regular basis doing wingsuit jump.
You make a plan for going outside but in that moment you get a news that the tornado is coming. Don’t worry! You can make this storm your activity and the bonus, you can get awesome photos or videos.
Storm chasing is an extreme activity as it can be dangerous, especially when you are near rotating supercell storms. It can quickly turn tornadoes and a stormchaser also got struck by lightning. Chasing a tornado is the single biggest objective for the chasers but sometimes many chase thunderstorms and delight in viewing cumulonimbus and related cloud structure, watching a barrage of hail and lightning and seeing what skyscapes unfold.
Biking is very famous but what if it is dirt biking! It is a fascinating sport in rough terrains. You need a powerful biker with suspension forks and rear shocks to absorb impact from both obstructions and places where it requires large jumps.
The bike can run through rough terrains, mountains and roads. It is strictly prohibited for those who are not well trained.
This project is for those who love exploring mysteries of nature. It is a group of sports that require navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed. The group is given a topographical map usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points.
It requires huge amount of physical as well as mental strength.
In this sport you can fly using the power of wind channelizing into a kite shaped machine. A kitewing is a wing-shaped sail designed to use wind power to provide speed and lift to riders in outdoor environments. It can be used on a number of different surfaces when paired with the appropriate vehicle; such as snowboard, roller skates, kiteblades, skis, dirtsurfer, ice skates, mountain board.
Crossing a Continent on a Bike
Are you obsessed with your bike? You like to go road trips on your bike. But ever think to cross a continent on your bike! It’s so thrilling and breathtaking. You just need to plan a perfect route map and pack your essentials and you are ready for the adventure.
The underwater walk is one of the most unique activities. Walking is good for health and also refreshing but if you get the opportunity to walk underwater and at the same time experience the amazing colourful marine life it’s simply a lifetime experience.
For many, camping means near a beautiful lake on the bank of a rushing river, in the forest or in a beautiful place surrounded by hills. But camping in desert gives us horrible thoughts of dry sand dunes, sun-baked cow skulls, extreme weather like scorching heat in the morning and chilling cold in the night.
But ever you think about the magnificent scene at the dawn when the sun’s first rays paint the landscape with colours, when you climb a desert peak you witness the 360-degree view of an eerily empty world, or the view of colourful wildflowers! Desert is harsh but beautiful. It helps you to know your inner strength.
Caving is fun and full of excitement. It is a beautiful activity to explore the wild cave systems. The challenge is the darkness, negotiation of pitches, squeezes and water hazards. But one advice, don’t go alone for caving.
Some of these adventures are extreme and could be dangerous but one thing is certain these sports help you to know yourself, your limits and obviously, you can find relief and inner-happiness.