Adventure sports completely differ from the traditional sports due to the extreme risk factor involved and also the thrill which is experienced in these types of sports. In some countries, these sports are also called “extreme sports.”
These games gained the popularity in the 90s when some marketing companies started to promote them. These sports include a huge variety of sports which ranges from wind surfing, aero sports, kite surfing, bungee jumping, skydiving, scuba diving, paragliding, parasailing and many more to extreme sports like for instance rock climbing, cave diving and mountain biking.
Unlikely the traditional sports, the adventure sports are administrated by a number of uncontrollable factors like for instance mountains, snow, water, wind and many more depending upon the type of sport. These offer thrill and excitement to viewers as well as the participants. The sports are designed to satiate the thirst for adventure of many adventure-loving, challenge-seeking athletes and sportsmen.
Some Adventure Sports
- Adventure Racing — an event combining two or more endurance disciplines, such as Orienteering, Cross-Country Running, Mountain Biking, Paddling and Climbing. It is also called Expedition Racing.
- Wingsuit Flying — a type of skydiving, where a person will fly in the air using a special jumpsuit called the wingsuit.
- Ultramarathon — very long-distance endurance events, ranging from greater than Marathon distance to several days. Ultramarathons can either cover a specified distance, or take place during a specified time frame, with the winner covering the most distance in that time.
- Skysurfing — a skydiver attaches a board to his feet during freefall.
- Skyrunning — a running sport in which athletes compete on a course that leads through mountains.
- Fell Running — running races done off-road and mostly uphill.
- High Diving — athletes dive into the water from considerably large heights.
- Sport Climbing — rock climbing competitions, can be Lead Climbing, Speed Climbing or Bouldering.
- Bouldering — a type of rock climbing which is done without the use of a harness.
- Abseiling — participants descend a steep formation using a rope. It is also known as rappeling, roping down, roping and snapling.
- Mountaineering — the sport of mountain climbing
- Para-climbing — sports rock climbing for disabled athletes
- Ice Climbing — athletes climb vertical ice formations with the use of ropes and other protective gear.
- Ice Racing — racing of motorized vehicles on predominantly natural ice surfaces like frozen lakes or rivers. Variations include Snowmobile Racing and Ice Speedway.