The Most Extreme Travel Destinations Adventure Travellers Have To Visit
When talking about adventure travel, we want to visit those locations that are extreme, that few people managed to conquer till now. This is not at all something that is simple. If you are looking for those really extreme travel destinations that will give you huge memories, those below have to be on your to-visit list.
Let’s start with the highest point a man can visit on Earth. Mt. Everest is extreme and only some people managed to reach the top. The tallest point on the planet is difficult to reach because of the weather conditions that are really harsh and the pressure differences. The temperatures are really cold and you will end up reaching your physical limit. The lack of oxygen (just 1/3 of what you experience at a regular height) will hurt you. You need to get ready for altitude sickness and properly prepare. Also, climbing to the top will normally cost you around $50,000.
This location has to be on your list because it is the hottest place in the world, according to WMO. In 1913 the hottest temperature ever in the world was recorded in Death Valley. It was 136 degrees Fahrenheit. Nowadays, during warm year months, temperature averages are over 110 degrees. That is definitely really hard for most people from around the globe. To make matters even more interesting, you can easily visit since the location is in the US National Park System.
Since we talked about the hottest location you could visit, we need to also discuss the coldest one, right? Vostok, Russia, has this title. It is basically a research station that is located in Antarctica. In the year 1983 we had the lowest ever temperature at minus 128.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Water would be frozen instantly and frostbite is a huge problem that you need to be able to deal with properly. The problem is that it is hard to reach the station as authorization would be needed. However, just a visit to Antarctica is enough, with dozens of tour agencies that offer cruises all around the year.
Barrow Island, Australia
Do you hate wind? If so, you do not want to visit Barrow Island in Australia as winds here reached a world record of 408 kilometers per hour in the year 2010. This is more than the previous record holder on Mt Washington. The area is a nature preserve, class A, so it will be tough to visit. However, you can always go for Mt Washington since it is very windy and extreme while also being really easy to hike without the special permit that is necessary with Barrow Island.
The Atacama Desert is now seen as the driest location available on earth. It is surrounded by the Pacific Range of Chile and the Andes Mountains. In many parts of this desert it never rained. That is definitely something that is incredible since no recordings in history is very rare. We have high altitude and really low moisture so weather conditions will be very difficult to deal with, although it is not at all difficult to reach the Atacama Desert. We recommend a stay in San Pedro as there are different great adventure tours available there.