As we enter our teenage years, a sudden urge for extreme sports and adrenaline grows within us. Some people feel it more, while others only later discover their need for adrenaline. If you’re about to do something like this for the first time, you’re surely wondering what to put in your UTE trundle drawer and head to the great outdoors.
Whichever scenario suits you best, trying an extreme sport for the first time is always exciting. Most people who lead a calm life without too much adrenaline will struggle to find the perfect activity. If you’ve never even driven a bike faster than a child, you’ll see extreme sports as a great challenge.
Finding the perfect activity is also a matter of personal preferences and sporting ideas. Some prefer speed and biking, while others are into heights and dangerous situations. To know what you love, you need to know your options. In this article, we share a few extreme outdoor activities you might love. Keep reading to see how they are done and whether they are a great fit for you.
It is winter in the northern hemisphere, and many will spend their winter holidays in the mountains enjoying some skiing. Aside from normal ski tracks, adrenalin seekers will love skiing on extreme paths or in untouched areas full of snow. Skiing is an adrenaline-filled activity, so if you love snow, this might be the perfect option.
An extended version of skiing or a more interesting one is snowboarding. Some people prefer snowboarding instead of skiing, but they are pretty similar to each other. The difference is that skiing involves skis on both feet, while snowboarding means going down the slopes on a snowboard. It is fun but requires an impressive physical form.
3. Mountain Biking
Mountain biking may be an excellent option for those in the southern hemisphere or parts where snow is not available. Bike lovers who love adrenaline and find open roads dull can indulge in some mountain biking. Going down the mountain trails on a bike is dangerous, fast, and full of adrenaline. Don’t forget to get all the safety equipment before getting on the bike.
4. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is a sport actively practiced within cities on artificial vertical walls, but in nature, it’s all different. The chance of falling from failing to get a perfect grip on the rocks spikes your adrenaline to the max. Rock climbers use special equipment to make sure they won’t get hurt if they fall, and fall they surely will at some point.
5. Bungee Jumping
Is there a need to introduce bungee jumping? Getting on high ground, a bridge, special construction, or something similar, and going free fall just tied with a rope on your back makes chills in your body just thinking about it. This is not for the faint of heart, so know exactly what you’re getting into when doing it.
Many will argue that diving should be on the list, but they probably never saw extreme diving situations. Scuba diving in shallow water is one thing, but doing the same in deep waters and cages surrounded by sharks is something else. Going through freshwater underwater caves is also a top diving experience full of adrenaline.
7. Skydiving and Parachuting
An airplane flying at 12,500 feet is an excellent chance for you to jump off, right? You’d love the idea if you’re an adrenaline lover. Freefalling from this height gives you enough time to enjoy the scariest experience possible. When you reach a certain height, you’ll open the parachute, which looks like child’s play compared to freefall.
Another water-related experience that is only for those that have a flawless physique. Surfing on high waves means focusing, balancing, and using almost every single muscle on your body to remain on the board. The high waves trying to sink you underwater are a great adrenaline rush. The higher the wave, the greater the experience.
Speed, danger, water, rocks – rafting has it all. If these are the things you’re looking for, rafting might be for you. A boat going great speeds through a river, battling to steer, and avoiding rocks means extreme adrenaline rushes. When you’re done and get to the bottom of the river, you’ll feel like you’ve been on the most incredible roller coaster of your life.
10. Mountain Climbing
Mountain climbing or mountaineering is an activity that has neither speed, water, free falling, nor any of that, but it is one of the most dangerous activities you may face. Climbing to extreme heights in parts of the world covered in eternal snow is as dangerous as possible. Only those who have experience and perfect physical preparedness will be able to do it.