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25 Extreme Outdoor Activities to Try Before You Die

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While it is great to live a quiet life, the need to try out new things will spice up your life. The following are extreme outdoor activities to try before you die, in alphabetical order:

1. Base Jumping

Base Jumping at sunrise
Base Jumping at Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China at sunrise

It is time to take that leap, literally speaking. There comes a time when you want to let go of your inhibitions. Try base jumping by grabbing a parachute and jump off a tall building.

2. Bouldering

Outdoor bouldering, climbing
Outdoor bouldering, climbing

Perhaps you have been having some fun every time you climb an indoor rock. This should prepare you to take the next step further. Go extreme by trying bouldering in the open air.

3. Bridge Climbing

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Going across a bridge in a car or bus can offer you a scenic view. Go an extra mile by stepping out of the car for a change and climb that bridge to get a whole new experience.

4. Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping over beautiful river
Bungee jumping over beautiful river

After watching the movies and feeling thrilled by the action scenes, it is time for you to try free falling. Bungee jumping offers you a chance to do so.

5. Caving

Jomblang Cave, Java, Indonesia
Standing under the ray of light, Jomblang Cave, Java, Indonesia

There are lots of wonders to explore if you will make out time for it. Ever considered going deep inside a mountain? Caving provides an opportunity to explore the interior of a mountain rather than climb to the top.

6. Cliff Jumping

Cliff jumping into the ocean
Cliff jumping into the ocean, summer fun

It is one thing to dive into a swimming pool and let the waters refresh you. Cliff jumping presents you with an extreme version of hitting the pool from a diving board.

7. Cliff-Face Camping

Rock climber on an overhanging cliff
Rock climber bivouacked in his portaledge on an overhanging cliff

Be bold and take a step further than camping up in trees. Cliff-face camping is a thrilling version which you should consider doing to shake off your inhibitions.

8. Coasteering

Coasteerers crossing across a gully
Coasteerers crossing across a gully

This is one of the extreme outdoor activities that will definitely exhilarate you. Enjoy coasteering while you dive, swim, and hike.

9. Dogsledding

Sledge dogs in speed racing
Sledge dogs in speed racing

The snowy slopes are there waiting for you to take this adventure. Grab the bulls by the horn by racing through it like one in a dogsled race.

10. Glacier Hiking

Glacier hiking, Solheimajokull, Iceland
Glacier hiking, Solheimajokull, Iceland

Perhaps you love hiking. Here is a chance to hike the cold and icy trails of a glacier. Once you are well covered up to prevent catching a cold, there is nothing else left to hold you back.

11. Hang Gliding

Hang gliding in Swiss Alps
Hang gliding in Swiss Alps

The desire by man to fly up in the skies has always been there. Here is your chance to really experience what it is like to glide through the air like one. Try hang gliding and soar free without any worries.

12. Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air balloon flying over spectacular Cappadocia, Turkey
Hot air balloon flying over spectacular Cappadocia, Turkey

There are other ways to travel across the sky besides hang gliding. A perfect substitute is the use of hot air balloons from where you can gaze down on the earth and admire its beauty.

13. Kite Surfing

Kite surfing on the sea
Kite surfing on the sea

Once you have surfed before, there is a need to take one more step as you kite surf. You will feel thrilled as those on shore admire your surfing ability combined with some aerodynamics.

14. Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in, Dolomites, Italy
Mountain biking in, Dolomites, Italy

This outdoor activity ranks high among extreme sports. In the knowledge that it is not meant for the faint of heart, gear up and experience the thrills of this extreme outdoor activity.

15. Mountaineering

Climbing mountain with snow field
Climbing mountain with snow field

The only thing that differentiates this outdoor sport from coasteering is the absence of water. It is time for you to take that bold step and explore a mountain’s nooks and crannies.

16. Paramotoring

Paramotor pilot
Paramotor pilot

It is time to rev things up a bit by attaching a motor to your back and discover what paragliding is like when taken to a whole new level. Here is a chance to be in charge of your flight.

17. Parasailing

Parasailing in Dominicana beach in summer
Parasailing in Dominicana beach in summer

This extreme outdoor activity is also known as parascending. It is an experience worth having as you feel the cool breeze caress your skin while seated in the air as a boat confidently cruises in the ocean.

18. Skiing

Skiing downhill in high mountains
Skiing downhill in high mountains

It would not be such a bad idea to feel the cold rush experienced by those who ski down the valleys of snow. This extreme outdoor activity will do you a lot of good as you gain the experience of racing down a slope filled with snow.

19. Snowboarding

Snowboarding on a ski resort
Snowboarding on a ski resort

Forget skiing if you think your arms and legs do not have what it takes to stay coordinated for such an activity. A perfect replacement comes in the form of snowboarding.

20. Storm Chasing

Driving towards the dangerous tornado storm
Driving towards the dangerous tornado storm

The first thing you have to know is that this outdoor activity is for the brave in heart. Storm chasing offers you a chance to live on the edge if you are one of those who love danger. Another requirement for participating in it is a love for every aspect of nature.

21. Surfing

Surfer riding a giant ocean wave
Surfer riding a giant ocean wave

The ocean is there for you to conquer once you brace yourself up to surf on it. As you defiantly ride the waves, you will feel the power of being able to stay on top of the ocean’s waters against all odds.

22. Volcano Boarding

Volcano boarding for adventurous travelers
Volcano boarding is a super fun activity for adventurous travelers. Cerro Negro Volcano near Leon, Nicaragua

As far as hot activities go, no one matches volcano boarding. You will never forget the thrill of racing down an active volcano all through your life.

23. Water Skiing

Woman water skiing on the sea
Woman water skiing on the sea

Skiing must not only be done on a snowy plain. For those who seek another variety, they get the chance of swapping snowy plains with water. Feel the exhilarating experience of taking your skiing to the waves.

24. White Water Rafting

White water rafting as extreme and fun sport
White water rafting as extreme and fun sport

There is no shortage of extreme outdoor activities, and white water rafting fits the bill. It is dangerous and offers more excitement than riding a roller coaster.

25. Windsurfing

Windsurfing on the blue sea
Windsurfing on the blue sea

For those who love to be at sea, windsurfing offers them the excitement they see. It is an extreme outdoor sport that affords you the opportunity to sail and surf at the same time.

Add some excitement to your life by trying something different from the ordinary. These extreme outdoor activities not only offer thrills, but they also establish a lifetime experience which you will always be eager to relieve. So, make time to try out any of them, and you will never regret taking the path of adventure.

 

Have you done any of these activities? Do you have suggestions or something to add? Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below.
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