5 Extreme sports from around the world for adventure junkies

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

You know, there is more to sports than just kicking a ball. If you thought skiing or kayaking were extreme, think again. There are sports so extreme, that one should be a little light in the head to take part in them. Extreme sports lovers are restless. They are ready to take the bull by the horn. With the world of such sports having opened up of late, there is no looking back now. Here’s a list of five of the craziest extreme sports that are in trend today.

1 Skyaking

This extreme sport is exactly what it sounds like: Skydiving and kayaking. Invented by Miles Daisher, this involves jumping from an airplane, flying at a height of 13,000 feet and then sailing on a lake while you are in a tiny boat, with a paddle in your hand. Would you dare to try it? This might read easy but is not actually so.

Skyaking

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