Adventure sports is a excellent way to learn more about oneself as well as help one grow as a person. They can also be a golden opportunity for students to explore their interests, develop new skills and opportunities, as well as make new friends. Adventure Sports involves activities which are unusual, riskier and more exciting as well.

An adventure sport is a very bold undertaking which also involves a lot of hazardous action and whose outcome is unusual. Adventure Sport consist of a very range of activities.  Mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, river rafting, kayaking are some popular adventure sports. Adventure Sports are taken at different places depending on the nature of the climate and the weather conditions.

The main objective of adventurous sports is to create and develop self–confidence in the participants. One can overcome their fear by participating in adventure sports.  By participation one can improve their social relation, participants develop the habit of unity, harmony, cooperation, patience, kindness, sympathy etc. No doubt, adventurous sports always tend to create good memories.

These are some of the adventure  sports given below:

1. Zorbing

Zorbing (also known as globe ­riding, sphering, orbing) is a recreational activity or sport that involves rolling downhill inside an orb, which is generally constructed of translucent plastic.

Zorbing is often done on a moderate slope, although it may also be done on a level surface, giving the rider more control. Some operators have built inflatable, wooden, or metal ramps in the lack of hills.

Zorbing may also be done on water due to the buoyant nature of the orbs, as long as the orb is properly inflated and shut once the rider is inside.

2. Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is a sport in which a person jumps from a height while wearing a rubber cord around their waist and both their feet at the site of the jump; after a brief period of head-first free fall, the cord returns to its original length, bouncing the person back a short distance. Freefall and rebound provide the excitement.

Many professional operators now employ a body harness, even if it’s simply as a backup for an ankle attachment, after accidents where participants were disconnected. Body harnesses are more commonly found on mountaineers than paratroopers.

The first contemporary bungee leaps were made from Bristol, England’s 250-foot Clifton Suspension Bridge on April 1, 1979.

3. Rock climbing 

Climbing is a sport in which athletes ascend, descend, or traverse natural or man-made rock structures. The aim is to avoid falling and reach the top of a formation or the finish of a pre-defined path. 

Climbing rocks is a physically and psychologically difficult activity that puts a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance, as well as mental control, to the test. Climbing may be a risky activity, and correct climbing methods and the use of specialist climbing equipment are essential for completing climbs safely. 

Rock climbing has been divided into numerous styles and subdisciplines due to the great range and variety of rock formations found across the world.

4. Mountain biking

Mountain biking is a s port of riding bicycles off-road often over rough terrain, usually using specially designed Mountain bikes.

Mountain bikes are similar with other bikes but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain, such as air or coil sprung shocks used as suspension, large and wider wheels and tyres , stronger frame materials, and mechanically or hydraulically actuated disc brakes.

-By Jessica Lobo