The view looking down from the Aiguille du Midi was surreal. The combination of the crystal clear blue sky, the blindingly white snow and the lush green valley below along with our sheer height above the ground made for one of those perfect moments in my life.
For some reason I am personally drawn to high places. On every trip I can be found climbing towers, churches, mountains, bridges and taking on impressive rollercoasters. And if there is an adventurous edge then I will also take it!
As a result finding these articles about incredible high places to visit has further inspired me, whether it is doing the skywalk over the Grand Canyon, climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or ziplining in Alaska!
15 Heart-Stopping Skywalks That Will Turn Your Legs To Jelly
Attila Nagy on Gizmodo shares a great compilation of photos of ultra high skywalks around the world!! Be prepared to be afraid…
A few weeks ago, we showed you a terrifying Alpine tourist attraction called “Step Into the Void.” It’s a glass cage that hangs more than 3,300 feet above the mountains. But the Void is hardly the first heart-stopping skywalk—in fact, these are dozens out there that are just as scary.
I’m not afraid of heights, but I don’t know how would I react to “Step Into the Void.” Experts say that our brains get a bit confused in such environments, and often need some time to acclimate to the new, physics-defying situation it’s in. Even if you’re not near the Alps, you can test yourself below—we’ve collected 14 more or less similar skywalks from around the globe. Enjoy the view! Read more about these amazing skywalks around the world…
Climbing to the top of a bridge is definitely not for the faint hearted. Being so high up above the traffic and everything can be a heart pumping experience!
You can walk across bridges anywhere in the world. But did you realise that there are only three places in the world where you can climb on the top of a bridge? All three are ‘Down Under’ in Australia and New Zealand. The standout option is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, which is closely followed by the Brisbane Storey Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge Climbs. Read more about the Bridge Climbs of the world…
8 Extremely Extreme Zip Lines
Claire Bullen from Hg2 A Hedonists Guide to… shares a great compilation of the 8 most extreme zip lines in the world which covers almost every continent
Zip-lining mingles high speeds with spectacular landscapes to combine for one thrilling and unforgettable experience.
From British Columbia’s snowy mountains to New Zealand’s Gravity Canyon, we’ve selected the eight most extreme zip lines in the world. Read more about the 8 extreme zip lines around the world…
Do you love high places and getting a bit of a thrill? Please let me know in the comments below if this article has been helpful to inspire you to visit a high place!