10 amazing photos that will make you gasp

Don’t like heights? Then I’d advise you to look away now. I’ve searched the internet high (pun intended) and low to find amazing photos from around the world that will make you want to cling onto your seat. Enjoy!

1-Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia
In the dry season this death defying infinity pool is a huge attraction for daredevil tourists. Although it’s right on the edge of the 100m drop, it’s perfectly safe to swim right up to the edge and enjoy the view.

Devil's Swimming Pool

2-Trolltunga, Odda, Norway
Trolltunga, which translates to Troll Tongue, is a famous piece of rock which hangs horizontally out of a mountain 700 meters above the Ringedalsvatnet lake. The Troll Tongue is only open during the summer months of June-Sep due to the risk of heavy winds (eeekkkk). Thousands of hikers visit every year and there have been no fatalities reported to date. But does that encourage you to go and try it for yourself?

Trolls tounge

3-Cliff Diving, Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, Portugal
This is a photo of Blake Aldridge diving 29 meters from a rock in Portugal in July 2012, as part of the annual Red Bull World Series. Of course you can’t do this yourself, but the event is free to watch, you’ll need to catch a boat to the island or you can even kayak there with a guide.

cliff diving portugal

4-The Edgewalk, Toronto, Canada
You can actually pay money to be this petrified. The Edgewalk takes part on the roof of the CN Tower 1, 168ft above the ground. You’re taken around the edge of the building by a guide, who encourages you to do the below.

edgewalk toronto

5- Bike riding on the Cliffs of Moher
The cliffs of Moher can be found in County Clare, Ireland. They are 120 meters above the ocean and are a major tourist attraction. Of course bike riding such as below is not recommended!

Bike-Trail-on-the-Cliffs-of-Moher

6-Insanity, Las Vegas
This very aptly named ride can be found on top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. It’s at a height of over 900ft, and spins you round at an angle of 70 degrees so you’re looking straight over the view of downtown Vegas.

Insanity

7-Willis Tower (formally Sears Tower), glass floor, Chicago
The tower is 103 floors up and the glass floors are 1,353 feet off the ground, so why wouldn’t you want to feel the sensation of standing on mid air? Entering the building will set you back around $20, the glass ledge is optional.

wills tower

8-Sky walking on Mount Nimbus, Canada
Mount Nimbus can be found in Canada’s Purcell Mountains and is in such a remote location that it can only be reached by helicopter. The route, which is popular amongst only the most extreme of climbers, takes around 2 and a half hours. In order to reach the top climbers must brave the below suspension bridge, makes me hold onto my seat just looking at it!

Skywalking-on-Mt.-Nimbus-Canada

9- Portaledge Camping at Yosemite
It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I realised portaledge camping even existed! For those not in the know, portaledge camping is when hardcore climbers set up camp on the cliff face with tents/ ledges, as in the picture below. Yosemite is a national park in California in case you were interested in giving it a go; personally just looking at the image is enough adrenaline for me.

Portaledge camping at Yosemite

10- Swing at the end of the world, Baños Ecuador
You can try out the swing at the end of the world if you’re hiking up the path to Bellavista, on the edge of Baños. The swing is available for anyone who has a craving to dangle over the edge of the hilltop with just swing bars for support.

swing at the end of the world

 

Do you have any other examples to make us squirm? Please share!

 

 

 

 

 

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