Bored of all the standard “50 things to do before you die” which include stuff like- see the northern lights, visit France, pick your nose- YAWN!
Well this list is a bit different and is a more thrilling version for all you adrenalin junkies. We’re not content with the standard skydive/ bungee jump/ marathon ideas, so lets take them to the EXTREME!
Since we’ve already mentioned the standard skydive, lets jump right in (pun intended) to the list with -
Mt. Everest Skydive
At 29,500 ft. not only are you skydiving over the tallest mountain in the world, but you’ll also be falling from the highest commercial skydive in the world! Unless you have a bit of spare change and can afford a skydive like Baumgartner!
Break a World Record
Sounds difficult, but you will probably surprise yourself with a potentially record breaking talent you didn’t even know you had. Just have a flick through the Guinness World Record book and see what you can do, it could be something about you (longest big toe) or a strange hidden talent (eat the most hotdog in a minute), it’s completely up to you!
Bungee Jump off the Royal Gorge Bridge
Back on the falling theme, this will seem like nothing after falling from 29,500 ft. but the Royal Gorge Bridge bungee jump is the highest in the world at 1,053 ft. Unfortunately it isn’t open to the general public (unless you ask VERY nicely) so you may have to settle for the puny, in comparison, Volcano Bungee in Chile which sees you fall 820 ft.
Climbing the tallest mountain in the world isn’t something you do after a few beers and on the spur of the moment. This 7 week gruelling trek to the tip of the earth should have included at least 12 months of physical and mental preparation. You’ll also have to start saving as it’ll set you back nearly £40,000
Drive on the Autobahn… as FAST as you can
Everyone’s heard of Germanys legendary Autobahn but did you know that only 50% of the Autobahn is limitless so be careful and observe the speed limits when enforced. The fastest recorded speed anyone has done on the Autobahn is an incredible 268.8 mph in a Mercedes-Benz W125, but I don’t think that counts as they had the road closed for their attempt. The real winner, in my eyes, is a Porsche 9ff GTurbo850 attempt of 236 mph done during the daytime with other traffic on the road!
Running of the Bulls
This strange Spanish festival started in the early 14th century and basically sees the town’s streets sectioned off for people to run around in front of a hoard of charging bulls. Fun! Unsurprisingly, there are injuries numbering between 200-300 each year, most of which are concussions from falling or being knocked over. Since records began, in 1924, 15 people have been killed, mostly by goring.
Ride Every Single Ride at Cedar Point
Cedar Point has been voted the World’s Best Amusement Park for the last 14 years and it also boasts the most rides in the world, they have 72! 15 of which are roller coaster and their 16th will be opening next year. Cedar Point also has these world records to their name –
- THE Tallest roller coaster inversion – GateKeeper 170 ft.
- 2nd tallest steel roller coaster– Top Thrill Dragster 420 ft.
- 2nd tallest steel roller coaster drop – Top Thriller Dragster – 400 ft.
- 3rd fastest roller coaster – Top Thrill Dragster – 120 mph
- 4th longest steel roller coaster – Millenium Force – 6,595 ft.
- 4th longest wooden roller coaster – Mean Streak – 5,427 ft.
- 7th tallest vertical loop – Mantis 119 ft.
Run the Polar Circle Marathon
Stuff the London marathon, how about doing a real marathon through the Arctic desert! With temperatures at a toasty -10 degrees C, this isn’t marathon isn’t just about running. Not only is the temperature a big factor, but also the terrain you will be dealing with comes I the form of ice and gravel paths covered in snow!