10 Most extreme sports for thrill-seekers

Here are the 10 of the most thrilling extreme sports with varying levels of danger. Be smart with what you try!

Extreme sports – life on the edge.

What drives us to do extreme sports? Test yourself for strength? Desire to tickle your nerves? Or feel like you’re alive?

Going in for extreme sports, you need to be as responsible and accurate as possible in what you do.
Always be prepared for any outcome of situations and have self-control in difficult and unpredictable situations.

Here we have collected examples of some of the most dangerous sports and a brief description of their danger.

10. Hang-gliding

They indicate the chance of dying in a hang-gliding incident is about one in 116,000 flights. That makes it more risky than scuba diving and much more so than driving a car.

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9. Caving

Caving can be dangerous: you run the risk of hypothermia, rockfall, drowning, exhaustion, and bad air. But with the proper preparation and gear, you can greatly offset the risk. Statistically, high-risk cavers run a 1 in 3,332 chance of dying. The number one threat to cavers is unpreparedness.

8. Cave diving

According to RAID, a top scuba training agency, the number one cause of serious injury or death in cave diving is not gear failure, getting lost, becoming trapped, or running out of air. These are simply consequences of divers exceeding the limits of their personal training and experience.

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7. Downhill mountain biking

Broken bones, concussions, internal bleeding, organ damage, and even a case of quadriplegia were some of the more serious injuries. Putting it into perspective with stats from skiing illustrates the risks: Downhill skiing has a ratio of about 1 injury per 1,000 skiers. Downhill cyclists suffer 1 injury per 10 cyclists.

6. BASE jumping

It’s a fact that BASE jumps are more hazardous than skydives primarily due to proximity to the object serving as the jump platform. BASE jumping frequently occurs in mountainous terrain, often having much smaller areas in which to land in comparison to a typical skydiving dropzone. Before you decide to go into BASE jumping, read this resource: Want to try BASE jumping? Here is what you need to know before you go!

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5. Downhill longboard

The main types of injuries you might incur with this type of riding are muscle and ligament injuries, sprains and strains around your feet, lower legs and ankles. Of course, since you’re going to be spinning and twisting around on your board, you might still fall off, so a helmet and some knee pads are good to have.

4. Ice climbing

Once considered a mere subset of mountaineering, ice climbing has come a long way. Beyond the challenge of keeping a clear head and practicing good decision making, the sport presents dangers like falling ice, avalanches and the sharp tools athletes need to use can cause injury or sever ropes and harnesses. Check out on real extreme example of ice climbing Will Gadd climbed the frozen Helmken Falls

extreme ice climbing

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3. Freediving

The sport is dangerous. Drowning is, of course, always a risk. But there are others. The ocean exerts tremendous pressure on the lungs as divers descend, and some experience “shallow-water blackout” and lose consciousness during the ascent.

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2. Wingsuit flying

In wingsuits pilots can perform daring horizontal stunts such as flying through rings of fire and narrow rock formations. But wingsuit pilots are much more likely to die. The first recorded fatality from a wingsuit BASE jump was in 2002; it has since become one of the world’s most lethal sports.

1. Free solo climbing

Free soloing is the most dangerous form of climbing, and unlike bouldering, free soloists climb above safe heights, where a fall would result in serious injury or death.

free soloing all extreme

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Be alert in extreme sports and stay safe!

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