For those who do not know what an adrenaline junkie is, in simple language, are people who are high sensation-seekers. Still didn’t get it? These are people who seek danger or drama! Not the Saas Bahu family drama but the drama that gets one excited. In my case, all of this drama, sensation and dangerous excitement comes from adventure sports. I love I love and I love to take risks, dive deep-sea, fly high, freefall, climb mountains, jump etc etc.
The waiver or indemnity bonds which state “the adventure sport xyz is dangerous in nature and involves the risk to my life and limb” may scare many and some might even give a second thought on attempting such activities, but to me signing such waivers is exciting af! As absurd as it may sound, the indemnity bond challenges me, fills me up with the right amount of adrenaline and I’m more than ready to dive deep or fly high.
Hailing from the Army background, phobia is a word that is unknown to me, except for the times that I used to be scared of the dark in my childhood days :P I grew up listening to my dad’s stories about valour and fearlessness. His adventures are innumerable and each tale sparked a longing in me to explore and experience all the adventure sports from early days on to satisfy my thirst for adrenaline. “Fearless is not a man who has no fear, but the one who knows no bounds and conquers it all”, has always been my motto behind impulsively getting myself into the thrill of adventure sports.
Now the questions remain – What all adventure sports have I done? Where and when did I do it? I have done cliff jumping, rock climbing, rappelling, scuba diving, rafting, sky diving, paragliding, snorkelling, bungee jumping and trekking. Before, I start to answer these questions, let me also tell you that if I did it, you can too! These adventure activities can be done with little or no training at all. These activities involve risk to life but are absurdly quite safe too. These are the five adventure sports that changed my perspective for life: