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Extreme Sports Destinations

Bungee

If you are into bungee then consider these destinations:

Bungee America Inc. located in Angeles National forest in Los Angeles. You can choose one jump or up to five jumps in the extreme category and between a body harness and only an ankle strap.

African extreme on the Zimbabwe/Zambia border. It is 341 feet high.

Great Canadian Bungee Edmonton, Canada is 200 feet high and you get to jump off a cliff

007 Bungy jumping centre in Switzerland is 722 feet on the verzasca dam. Made famous since James Bond jumped form it in Golden Eye. It takes 7.2 seconds to the lowest point of this dam

Sky diving

An activity hitherto reserved for the military it is now a leisure sport that is the hobby of so many. Like all extreme sports it is exciting, involves considerable risk and provides the adrenaline rush that enthusiast crave. It is easy to engage in sky diving as long as you can have access to an airplane usually a helicopter, a pilot and a parachute. To begin one will be taught how to open the parachute once at a certain height after jumping off the plane. There are numerous destinations where sky diving is offered in every major city in North America.

Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is mainly a northern hemisphere sport and is undertaken mostly during the winter months. It is one of the most dangerous extreme sports but this does not stop people who want to do it. Ice climbers need special shoes and other equipment to effectively participate. Shoes should be able to grip the slippery ice surface and support the climber. They should also protect the climber’s ankles both from injury and cold. An ice axe is important for making the steps to climb up. Some good destinations are found in Canada in Ontario and Quebec. In Banff National park in Canada it is possible to undertake some ice-climbing and equipment can be hired.

Surfing

Surfing is an extreme water sport where the player rides on top of a sea wave. It does not require much in terms of equipment but for specialised clothing and a surf board, a knee board or body board. While some play for cash a lot of people play for pleasure. Surfing was a traditional sport in Hawaii even before it got modernised. Almost all coastal areas of the world engage in surfing. It is a big sport in California where temperatures are usually milder.