1. Volcano landing – extreme descent along the slope of the volcano.
Tourists visiting Nicaragua may be offered an extreme descent along the slope of the Black Mountain volcano, which erupted at least 23 times in a year and a half. In Central America, there are not many similar active volcanoes, which, in fact, attracts a significant number of tourists. The kind of surfing on the slopes of this volcano was invented by a local who moved to Australia from Nicaragua and acquired a hostel located at the foot of the mountain. The cost of such extreme entertainment is only $ 30. At the same time, those who wish will have to ride on the board not only in the snow, but also on the debris of ice and stone. For the first time, this is quite scary and can cause a sufficient amount of adrenaline to be released into the blood.
2. Leap into the crater of a volcano. Continue reading
Between us, to jump from a bridge 100 meters high, it’s not necessary to have great abilities. There is enough desire to experience mortal fear. You will also need a long elastic rope that needs to be tied to the legs, and – hurray! Head into the abyss. Just like James Bond.
Is it that simple? Sure. This proves the very popularity of “bungee jumping”, as rope jumping from dizzying heights is called: they have already become fashionable in California, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, becoming a new stunning attraction, accessible, however, for everyone. In Jamaica, for example, such a jump costs only $ 20. Where there are no high bridges, the tops of cliffs hanging over the sea, or gigantic trees, are used. As a last resort, they might even throw you off a helicopter – if you agree to pay well. Continue reading
How long has Chomolungma become a magnet for climbers? – Oddly enough, this sounds, but Dzhomolungme “old” is only 130 years old. More precisely, from the moment when “the mother of the gods of the earth” (the name is translated from Tibetan) was recognized as the highest peak of the planet. In the last century, methods for measuring heights were not so perfect, and until 1852 the Jomolungma was considered … only the fifteenth largest mountain. So it was listed on the maps: “Peak XV.”
Attempts to conquer Chomolungma, or Everest, began in 1921. But only in 1953 on May 29, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherp Norgay Tenzing reached the highest point in the world – 8848 meters above sea level. Now there are more than a hundred conquerors of Everest. About the same as astronauts on Earth. This has its own symbolism. “Mountain space”, in principle, is as harsh and inaccessible as cosmic space … Continue reading