TRAVEL & WORLD

7 of the Most Extreme Vacation Destinations

Cage Dive with Great Whites

False Bay/Seal Island, South Africa is the great white cage diving headquarters of the world. Less than an hour from Cape Town and a short 25-minute boat ride from the mainland will have you face-to-face with one of the world’s apex predators.

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Seal Island constantly rings the dinner bell for these monsters of the deep as it is home to large colonies of Cape fur seals, cormorant, and penguins.

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Base-Jump in Switzerland

Base Jump Lauterbrunnen

Base jumping is legal from most mountains in Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen is one of the undisputed capitals of base jumping, and “Nose1” is the highest peak with 1,270 feet of vertical drop.

Getting good enough to jump from this ledge may mean getting in anywhere from 200-500 skydives under your belt before you take the plunge here.

Base Jump Lauterbrunnen

Climb Mt. Everest

Mount Everest

The “ultimate,” the tallest mountain in the world, and a lifelong goal for many mountaineers: Mt. Everest. To climb it means you must have immense stamina, a deep reservoir and mental toughness, and $75,000 to $100,000 for a guided group climb tour operator as well.

Be aware though, you’re going to have to spend 2.5 months away from home, with roughly two months on the mountain just getting acclimated to the altitude before you try your ascent sometime in May of each year.

Mount Everest