Extreme Adventures: Top 10 Ultimate Experiences

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Camping out in the wild and extreme adventures is what gets our adrenalin pumping and we have found the top 10 ultimate experiences that you could enjoy!

Whilst they don’t all include camping there are some, and I am sure you will find one or two to put on your bucket list:)

If camping with emperor penguins in Antartica doesn’t appeal to you then maybe shark diving in South Australia will.

With so many exciting adventures, its hard to pick which one we want to do first! See what news.com have detailed below

Extreme Adventures

1 Inside the volcano, Iceland

Dropping into the magma chamber of a volcano is a major thrill for intrepid travellers.

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Experience some of life’s extreme adventures

The 120m descent in a basket, lowered by a crane, is a 10-minute adrenalin rush in one of the world’s most active volcanic regions.

Fortunately the Thrihnukagigur volcano last erupted 4000 years ago.

The “inside the volcano” tour is a one-off opportunity from June 15-31. It costs 37,000 krona (about $298).

See insidethevolcano.com

2 The Rickshaw Run, India

A 3500km pan-Indian journey in an auto-rickshaw is a bumpy escapade.

Resembling a covered tricycle with a lawnmower engine, auto-rickshaws have a top speed of 55km/h and are unsuitable for long-distance off-road driving, so an adventure is assured.

The September run is from Shillong to Jaisalmer.

Along the way, drop into Darjeeling, Bodhgaya and Varanasi.

The Rickshaw Run entry fee costs £1395 (about $2250) a team. A team is required to raise £1000 (about $1600) for charity.

See theadventurists.com

3 Camping with emperor penguins, Antarctica

A camping trip in Antarctica is a nature lover’s dream.

And sleeping with the penguins is a reality at Patriot Hills camp, which is near an emperor penguin colony on the remote southern coast of the Weddell Sea.

Guests on the “Polar Dreams” program sleep in two-person, double-lined tents, constructed of a hi-tech nylon stretched over an aluminium frame, with zippered doors and plywood floors.

Australian-owned Adventure Associates has an eight-day camping trip in Antarctica that costs $US65,250 (about $66,882).

See adventureassociates.com

4 RMS Titanic Dive, North Atlantic Ocean

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Extreme adventures, camping with penguins

A century after the sinking of the Titanic, divers can join a scientific expedition diving tour of the wreck aboard a Russian MIR submersible.

Manned by a crew from Moscow’s PP Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, the vessel can reach a depth of 6000m. The 12-day expedition costs $US59,680 (about $61,173) for divers ($US10,000 for non-divers) and includes lectures, meals and 11-hour dives.

See adventureassociates.com

5 Scale SE Asia’s highest via ferrata, Malaysia

South-East Asia’s highest peak is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure on the island of Borneo. And climbing Mt Kinabalu (4095m) is a two-day challenge that inexperienced climbers can tackle. The most exciting part is dangling off the cliff face on Mountain Torq’s via ferrata a mountain route equipped with cables, ladders, stemples, rails and bridges at 3521m and there are dramatic mountain vistas to be taken in en route also.

See mountaintorq.com

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With so many exciting experiences its hard to choose which one to do first. Extreme adventures is all about living in the moment and we hope this article goes some way to providing you with an insight into some of the ultimate experiences you can do. If you prefer something closer to home then take a look at kayak camping which although not so extreme, will help you reach some remote areas
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  1. Christchurch, New Zealand; Punta Arenas,
    Chile; or Cape Town, South Africa are other ports from which you can sail.

    The $20,000 expedition includes return airfare for two from the winner’s closest international gateway; 1 night of hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina with breakfast; a Main Deck Twin Cabin aboard Lyubov Orlova for 11 nights, including all shipboard meals; and all excursions in the Antarctic Peninsula as described in the daily program. The exceptional service will make you free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

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