6. VOLCANO BOARDING
It was in Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, that Keow Wee Loong, a Malaysian photographer, first attempted boarding down the side of the crater of the active volcano. This is an area with a level 3 warning making it a danger zone, so the stakes were pretty high. Falling into the crater and breathing in poisonous gases are only some of the dangers of attempting this daredevil sport. Journalist Zoltan Istvan is said to have been the first to have tried it in 2002.
Imagine 13,000 ft of uninterrupted sky as you ‘paddle’ your way through the air, falling many feet per second to eventually land in a lake. Idaho’s Miles Daisher was the first to try this mid-air stunt finally landing in Lake Tahoe. As one can imagine, a pleasant descent is much more difficult to achieve as opposed to trying it with a parachute. Luckily, everything else like a wire attached to the plane, remains the same.