Thrill-seekers like vacations that offer challenges. Sitting on a dock fishing isn't enough for people who would rather a holiday be a nonstop marathon of excitement and pressing their performance limits. In this article, business consultant and adrenaline aficionado Rory Angold highlights vacation options for the person who likes a little risk in their life.
This old ghost town in the San Juan Mountains is remote and full of adventure. Alpine Valley offers fantastic skiing and resort living. Heli-skiing services provide access to backcountry skiing at altitudes unreachable by normal means and on untouched virgin powder. Rock climbing, frozen waterfall climbing, whitewater rafting, dog sledding, and horseback riding are all part of the agenda through the different seasons in Dolores.
The tropical atmosphere of the Great Barrier Reef offers the best diving opportunities in the world and many other adventure opportunities. White water rafting, bungee jumping, and open water kayaking over the reef are all popular activities for those who want to enjoy nature and share time with the world's most amazing wildlife.
There is no mountain more filled with wonder and legend than Mount Everest. Throughout almost all of history, Everest was only accessible to the most expert and well-supported mountaineers. The mountain is now open to climbing and adventure to thrill-seekers from around the world. Several tour and guide companies provide service to those who want to explore the mountain and press their abilities to the limit.
The largest ski area in Canada offers many adrenaline-pumping opportunities in addition to the slopes. The Olympics still live on in Whistler, where you can test yourself on the bobsled tracks and other facilities. The longest zipline in North America is in Whistler, and mountain bikers enjoy the extreme summertime challenges of the black diamond runs on the mountains. There are also year-round opportunities for bungee jumping and rock climbing.
Some of the world's best whitewater rafting and high-challenge hiking is found in the iconic Grand Canyon. Many parts of the canyon are well-traveled and have many visitors, while those looking for remote hiking and climbing opportunities will find plenty trails off of the beaten path.
Perhaps the most famous river for adventure in the U.S. is the Snake River that runs through this deepest river canyon in the country. The canyon runs through the most majestic and fantastic scenery on the planet and offers world-class rafting in the biggest rapids in North America. Guided hiking tours and climbing opportunities attract many throughout the year.
Rory Angold has two decades of work experience in leadership and executive positions. He last managed field teams in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming for Zurich Direct Markets, a $1.5B business. Mr. Angold is a results-driven specialist in automotive dealer consulting, training, and reinsurance with a proven track record of developing people, putting together a winning team with an infectious culture that empowers people to want to win.
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