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Extereme Tourism

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´╗┐Extreme Tourism 1: Hang glider on Mount Tamalpais Extreme Activities What are Extreme Activities? Extreme activities are activities that push humans to their physical limit and test their responses to the most difficult of activities. They often involve any of: adrenaline rush, danger, exertion, height and speed; skiing is an example of a sport that has all of these attractions. Examples of others of the most popular, thrilling and dangerous extreme activities are bungee jumping, skydiving, parachuting, climbing, biking, diving and flying. To an extent, extreme sports need to go against culture, to fit the classification, for example road cycling is not considered an extreme sport, because it is not countercultural enough, even though it is top of the ranking for the sport causing the most injuries. Extreme activities often have to fall into a category where ? if anything goes wrong ? the person doing the sport is likely to die. Extreme activities often have to take place in extreme environments, for example, mountain climbers need mountains and ice walkers need and ice cap/glacier. ...read more.

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4: If it snows on a football pitch, it snows for everyone. Football is an example of a traditional team sport. 3: This windsurfer fell, because of uncontrollable conditions (wind). Windsurfing is a solitary extreme sport example. Attractions of Extreme Activities 5. If a parachute does not open, the parachutist is likely to die; even if the parachute does open, there are dangers. Who is attracted? Although extreme sports attract a diverse age range, they are most popular among young adults. Why are they attracted? These activities are often attractive because of the exertion of the activity and danger of death, if anything goes wrong. Another attraction of an extreme activity could be the challenge; people push themselves to the limits in extreme activities, in order to achieve a personal goal. Extreme Environment Tourism What is Extreme Environment Tourism? 6. These are examples of extreme environments; the desert and Arctic exhibit extreme climates, mountains exhibit dangerous climate and landscape (the landscape also makes various extreme sports possible) ...read more.

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This means unmarried people with accumulated wealth, good income and physical fitness are attracted by extreme environments. People who fit this description are often around 30 years old. People also have to be quite adventurous, in order to be attracted by extreme environments. High latitude environments, such as mountains attract adventurous people, who like a physical challenge. Why are they attracted? As mass tourist locations become overcrowded, tourists begin to look for holidays in areas, where human population is low. As with extreme sports, the attraction of extreme tourism is the danger, exertion and risk, that cause an adrenaline rush. Tourists wanting an extreme holiday are attracted to tropical areas, because of the annual climate and climatic events that happen during certain seasons. The wildlife is also an attraction, as it is mostly deadly, dangerous and interesting. The attractions of mountains and other locations of high latitude are cold, snow, hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, snow boarding and physical challenge. Deserts are attractive, because the lack of people and buildings give people peace, solitude and the ability to drive off-road vehicles, such as quad bikes. ...read more.

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