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HIGH ROCK CHALLENGE 2013

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I finished the “#High Rock Challenge” 7 miles in 1.37 minutes, thanks to my race partner Nicki. You know, The funny part about Staten island and anyone from Staten Island will verify on this( well a real islander), is that everyone knows each other or they know someone who knows you. Soooo if you are a jerk, people will know […]

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what is Tyrolean Traverses

A Tyrolean traverse is one method of crossing through free space between two high points on a rope.  In rock climbing a Tyrolean traverse is most often used to return to the main part of a wall after climbing a detached pillar.  Mountain Skills Climbing Guides can incorporate these scenarios into group rock climbing activities. Originally posted 2012-04-24 09:00:28.

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what is Rappelling

Rappelling is the controlled decent down a rope, climbers use this technique when a clifff or slope is to steep to decend without protection.  Rappelling is also a ton of fun and a great skill to learn.  Rappelling can be taught as a single skill or it can also be incorporated into any day with Mountain Skills Climbing Guides. Originally […]

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Thrill-Seekers Thrive on the Scary

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Exploring the ‘dark side’ may be a psychological need that’s met when the scare is actually over. Virtually everyone knows what it’s like to feel really scared: A pounding heartbeat. Faster breathing. Nervous perspiration. Butterflies in the stomach. But whether that fright is caused by watching a nail-biting horror movie, listening to a spine-chilling story, or prowling through a dark-as-night […]

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Buying a Sleeping Bag

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Buying the right sleeping bag can be as crucial as where you go camping. Check out some of our tips on determining the right sleeping bag. Determine the Purpose of the Sleeping Bag If being used for family camping – consider comfort If backcountry camping – consider weight and size Determine the Shape Rectangular type Provides more space for movement […]

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Scuba Diving in Belize

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You know you’re a thrill seeker if looking at this terrifying photo of Belize’s Great Blue Hole makes you want to scuba dive. This underwater sink hole measures 984 feet across and 407 feet deep, and is one of the most popular scuba diving spots in the world. The crystal clear water is filled with many unique fish species, but […]

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Bungee Jumping in Switzerland

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If you’ve ever wanted to feel like James Bond, bungee jumping off Switzerland’s Contra Dam is the activity for you. As featured in the opening sequence of 1995’s Goldeneye, you too can experience this thrilling 720 foot (220 m) plunge down the face of this glorious dam. Bungee jumping is great for thrill seekers because of its unique rebound effect, […]

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Cliff Diving in Mexico

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Cliff diving from the beautiful cliffs of Acapulco is one of the purest extreme thrills you can experience. Lacking cords, clothing requirements, or any other specialized equipment, cliff diving leaves you with only two elements to rely on: your body and fate. It’s recommended for those looking to feel the dangerous speeds and impact into the water to start off […]

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Enter the Cage of Death, Australia

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The tastiest snacks always come in see-through wrappers. This is an amzing adventure…Stare into the faces of some of Australia’s biggest saltwater crocodiles for 15 minutes, separated by nothing more than a couple inches of perspex.Luckily the cage can house two people at one time, so there’ll be someone there to hold your hand. Crocosaurus Cove, located in the heart […]

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Cambodia Rolling downhill in a giant sphere

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I-Ball Adventure Park in Sihanoukville puts thrill seekers inside big inflatable Zorb balls, then hurtles them down a steep hill and across a rickety bridge. The upside-down, bouncy ride can reach speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour. escape the ordinary…  http://nythrillseekers.com  facebook.com/nythrillseekers Originally posted 2012-04-09 14:49:34.

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