The most dangerous of leisure options for adrenaline maniacs
Thinking about vacation, we imagine sandy beaches, azure ocean and a good mug of cold beer under a canopy. Indeed, typically, people choose a vacation. However, there are other places where it is necessary to go, just to get the adrenaline in the blood. The comfort of everyday life made us so protected that sometimes we deliberately seek adventure. After visiting these places you will have something to tell our children and grandchildren (if they have then will be)!
The island of Skellig Michael
This island in the Atlantic Ocean is located in 11, 6 km to the west coast of Ireland. C 6. n. e. Here monks lived. In the 12th century the island was abandoned, however it is still possible to see what remains of the monastery. In 1996, the island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its cultural significance and as a unique example of early religious settlements.
Quite surprising to see this monastery list. So, why this trip is extreme? To get to the island will have a boat by stones falling from the cliffs on a rather stormy sea. The steps, which comes on the island, situated at a high altitude, and nothing insures you from falling. And yes, there is no food, no water, no toilets, no general premises.
Diving Silfra Rift in Iceland
The purest water in the world - in Silfra fissure, where you can dive and snorkel in the very place where the two tectonic plates diverge. This is one of the few places that depth where the water is so clear. But, as this site is located in Finland, the water temperature is - between 2 to 4 degrees Celsius; also underwater life here is very much different from the seabed in the neighboring areas.
Forwarding in Chad - "Dead Heart of Africa"
Chad, the fifth largest country in Africa - a desert in the north, arid zone in the center and the savannah in the south. It also highlighted the mountain plateau of Ennedi and Tibesti; Desert Ennedi there are a few rocks, which you can climb.
There are almost 80% of the population are below the poverty line, but that landscapes do not cease to be unique and almost extraterrestrial. However, the problem of Chad is poor infrastructure, and perhaps that is why the country has not yet been subjected to the tourists.
The island of Tristan da Cunha
This island - part of the British Overseas Territories; it opened the Portuguese Tristan da Cunha in 1506. He is considered one of the most remote from civilization places on earth: the nearest continent - Africa, and even that was almost 3000 km. It is home to less than 300 inhabitants; there is no airport. In addition, the locals are not too fond of the guests to visit the island, you will need official permission to the territorial authorities. Local inhabitants live the fruits of their labor from the land, which is in common ownership.
The third largest island in the world, Borneo - a territory of Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. Here it is one of the oldest rain forests in the world - he is about 140 million years. It is also one of the most diverse forests in the world: only one plant here there are 11 000 species.
The main challenge for the tourist - to climb Mount Kinabalu, 4096 meters high. First on her rose naturalist Sir Hugh Low in 1851; he argued that this peak "is not available to anyone except the winged and feathered." Today, the rise of easy to implement, and yet some people were killed, plucked from the peak.
The Kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the most difficult places to visit because of strict government control, forcing plan a trip in a month. Moreover, in Bhutan are many places where you have to walk for days to find at least a little village - but the surrounding views of the mountains and valleys are worth. The highest mountain in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed peak in the world - Gangkhar-Puensum; its height - 7570 m, and the ascent to it is prohibited since 1994 as it is considered sacred.
Caminito del Rey in Spain - the most dangerous mountain path
Yes, in terms of size or comfort travel this path is clearly not "royal". It is located in the gorge of El Chorro in Malaga, Spain, and was recently re-opened after an extensive renovation. In 2000, it closed after five people were killed here. Initially, the trail was built in 1905 as a secondary path for the workers of the dam Conde del Gvadalorse. It is named in honor of the King of Spain Alfonso XIII. Concrete rails and original design dilapidated and partially collapsed; Now it is open again.
This is one of the most intricate and "aggressive" routes in the world. "Sahara" is Arabic for "desert"; its area - about 8, 6 million square kilometers. It covers most of North Africa. Despite its futility, is home to about 1,200 species of plants. Now cross it easier than in the old days - because there are cars, but you can also take part in Sandy Marathon, which starts in Morocco each year. You must create an account a few years before the marathon and to pay for part of 4500 dollars. Then you go on a seven-day hike with a rucksack on his back.
to Mount Everest Climbing
The highest mountain in the world is also the most dangerous - its height is 8848 meters above sea level is not given to every climber. You can start climbing from Nepal or Tibet, but you still have to pass through the thin air, fight with the wind and risk his life before the possibility of avalanches.
Everest expedition held in 1920. For the first time it peaks in 1953 they reached John Hunt and Sir Edmund Hillary. The death toll on Mount Everest more than 220 people; even bottled oxygen and professional local guides do not always save.
Ilha da Queimada Grande (Snake Island), Brazil
Sometimes, even in the big cities of Brazil it is dangerous because of the criminals, but there is definitely no such dangers as in some remote corners. These corners includes the so-called snake island. It is located off the coast of São Paulo, and it is home to approximately 4,000 venomous snakes. They are representatives of one of the most deadly species of snakes, but this species is endangered because it is endemic to the island. The last inhabitant of the island was the lighthouse keeper, but he died of a poisonous bite. Who is to visit the island it is necessary to permit the Brazilian authorities.