• 4 trips that only the bravest adventure traveler should consider

    2015-10-12

    When it comes to adventure travelers, people tend to fall into two camps. The first is the active traveler who looks for hiking and biking trails while the rest of his or her travel companions lounge on the beach. Then there are those who aren't satisfied with anything other than the kind of adventure travel that most tourists wouldn't dare to embark on. Only thrill-seekers who live life on the edge should consider these dangerous adventure trips:

    1. Jellyfish Lake, Eil Malk, Palau
    According to Conde Nast Traveler, Jellyfish Lake is swarming with millions of jellyfish that follow the path of the sun each day. Travelers who don't mind getting stung a few times can buy a pass to snorkel in the jelly lake. Swimmers are warned, however, not to dive too deep into the water, as lower levels are contaminated with high levels of hydrogen sulfide, which can be deadly.

    2. Mount Everest Summit, Himalaya, Nepal, China
    In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first successful hikers to get to the top of the world's highest peak, according to National Geographic. The mountain is now known to many experienced climbers as one of the most dangerous, challenging peaks across the globe. Severe storms throughout the spring create avalanches and extremely hazardous climbing conditions, yet there are dozens of travelers who journey to the mountain to take on the life-threatening climb.

    3. North Yungas Road, Bolivia
    Conde Nast Traveler dared adventure-seekers to take a drive down the path from La Paz to Coroico? in Bolivia. The North Yungas Road stands at a height of over 15,000 feet and curves through the Amazon rainforest with lanes only 12 feet wide. The online travel source also mentioned that there are no guardrails to protect vehicles from falling, while it's often difficult to see due to rain and fog. Earning the nickname "The Death Road" for the hundreds of drivers who used to die on it each year, the road is now a destination for adventurous mountain bikers.

    4. Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania, Australia
    The world's bravest surfers gather at this remote point break only reachable by boat. According to National Geographic, Shipsterns Bluff is brutally cold and unpredictable, with waves ranging from 8 feet to a monstrous 20 feet. The water brings even the most experienced professional surfers crashing, and comes dangerously close to rock fields, yet still remains a popular destination for surfers who dare to try out their skills on some of the trickiest waves known to man.

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