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    Ever thought about travelling the world on a bike? Or walking alongside the Amazon? Or swimming in the freezing water of Antarctica?

    Here is the list of 15 insanely daring exploration that will surely change the way you think about travel:-

    1. Richard Branson’s Hot Air Balloon trip around the world

    Richard Branson’s Hot Air Balloon trip around the world

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    Amongst many of his dangerous flying attempts, Branson took up a challenge to circumnavigate around the world in a balloon. Mid-way, due to some technical hitches, he had to jump off the balloon right into the Atlantic and was rescued by helicopters. Having set world records in boating, ballooning, amphibious vehicle & kite surfing; the adventurous Branson claims hot air ballooning to be his favorite.

    2.Martin Strel: Swimming the Amazon

    Martin Strel - Swimming the Amazon

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    Martin Strel is known for his 5268 Kms historic swim across the waters of Amazon in just 66 days. Having set many records earlier, Martin accounts swimming across the Amazon as the most difficult one. Dehydration, dengue, wild piranha attacks, wasps or scorpions entangled in his hair – literally nothing could stop him! Accompanying him was his escort boat, his son, manager, food and his inspiration – alcohol!

    3. Alastair Humphreys epic bike ride around the world

    Alastair Humphreys epic bike ride around the world

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    This English man, at the age of 24, set off on an epic adventure covering 60 countries, 5 continents and 46000 miles. Alastair rode from England to South Africa, crossed the Atlantic by yacht and then cycled from Patagonia to Alaska. Crossing the Pacific by freighter, Alastair completed his expedition by cycling back to England from eastern Siberia.

    4. Christoph Rehage: The Longest Way

    5. Steve Fossett: Daredevil Entrepreneur

    Steve Fossett - Daredevil Entrepreneur

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    Fossett set a world record for the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon (1995) and first solo trip around the world in a hot-air balloon (2002). He is one of the only 17 Zeppelin captains in the world. He has set 116 different records in 5 different sports and 60 of them still stood until suddenly disappeared in Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    6. Daring Dynamos: Touring the world on two wheels

    Daring Dynamos - Touring the world on two wheels

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    What started as a journey for an ultimate musical experience soon transformed for a cause for the duo Tom Nelson & Phil Saunders. Starting from London they cycled east across Europe to Istanbul, where they met Tobias Schmid and the trio cycled the length of Africa to Cape Town. The Daring Dynamos raised about 75000 Pounds for the charity ‘War Child’. Tom Nelson continues the solo journey across USA and beyond, while Phil & Tobias are occupied with their own adventures.

    7. Nellie Bly: Around the world in seventy two days

    Nellie Bly - Around the world in seventy two days

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    On November 14, 1889, the investigative journalist, Nellie Bly, stepped out to break the record
    of fictional character Phileas Fogg from Around the world in 80 days. She travelled from England toEgypt, Ceylon, class=”intext-link” href=”https://traveltriangle.com/tour-packages/singapore” target=”_blank”>Singapore, Hong Kong, & Japan before reaching Sans Fransico, taking a train, travelling across the country covering 24,899 miles. She met Jules Verne himself in France, who encouraged her for the voyage.

    8. Geoff Mackley: The Disaster Chaser

    9. Alex Honnold: The Big Wall Climber

    He is so passionate about climbing that he dropped out of his engineering course at University of California and went out in the wild for some extreme climbing. He holds a speed record on Nose of El Capitan with Hans Florine. He reached the cliff top in merely 2 hours and 23 minutes!

    10. Lynne Cox: The Swimming Legend

    Lynne Cox - The Swimming Legend

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    Lynne Cox, an American long distance open water swimmer, holds the record for fastest crossing of the English Channel twice in a record time of 9 h 57 minutes and 9 h 36 minutes respectively. One of her greatest accomplishment has been swimming in the waters of Antarctica for 1.22 miles (1.96 Kms) in 25 minutes, where a normal human can find it almost impossible to last more than 5 minutes.

    11. Erik Weihenmayer: The Sightless Adventurer

    12. Graham Hughes: Travelled 201 countries without a plane

    Graham Hughes - Travelled 201 countries without a plane

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    Graham Hughes travelled 160,000 Kms and visited 201 countries on a budget of 100 USD a week! During his journey he was jailed for a week in Congo for being a ‘spy’, crossed open ocean in a leaky boat to reach Cape Verde and had to be rescued from Muslim fundamentalists. While on his expedition, Hughes helped raise funds and awareness for the charity WaterAid.

    13. Gary Connery: Britain’s best skydiver

    The descend lasted 50 seconds and the jumper reached highest speed of 128 km/hr. At the age of 42, he has juped about 1,350 times and worked in over 100 movies like Die Another Day, The Beach, Batman Begins and more performing and coordinating stunts.

    14. Felix Baumgartner: The velocity man

    15. Guillaume Nery: The extreme under water diver

    Did you find your passion yet? If this does not inspire you, then what will?!



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