What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

May 8, 2018

most-adventurousI’m an armchair mountain climber and have read just about every book written on major mountain climbing attempts, such as Everest and K2. I’ve also seen all the movies.

I know.  I don’t look like someone who would know anything about mountain climbing, which is why I saw surprise on a Yosemite guide’s face when he talked about climbing and I had knowledgeable questions about the equipment. “You know what a Porta-Ledge is?” he asked.

Why yes, yes I do!

But I’m too cautious to ever want to actually climb.

My husband jumped out of an airplane once. With parachute. I think he might’ve been drunked up and with fraternity brothers. But you couldn’t get me drunk enough for peer pressure to have any influence on me!

How about you? What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

25 comments on “What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
  1. Snegolenka says:

    I can not call myself an adventurous person. I watch someone else’s madness and admire it. I’m probably just afraid.
    The most adventurous act – we with the boyfriend got out on a roller coaster in an amusement park at night. The security guard drove us out of there and tried to catch us to pay a fine. But we were able to escape.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I am afraid of heights. The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is to hike up Mt. Washington – three times. It’s not the hiking up that really gets me. It’s the hiking down when you can see how far that fall will be. My favorite mountain book is Into Thin Air. And it’s May now when hikers are making their bid to summit Everest.

  3. Cyn says:

    I learned a new language, quit my job, sold my possessions, left my homeland and went from Toronto Canada to USA to México, to Belize, to Guatemala, to El Salvador, around Honduras and Nicaragua, to Costa Rica, to Panamá, to Colombia, to Ecuador, to Perú, to Bolivia, to Argentina, Asunción Paraguay— in a van, An adventurous journey within the big adventure of being alive.

  4. robin rue says:

    I am not very adventurous, but going on a roller coaster is probably it. I knew I would hate it, but I tried it anyways.

  5. Donna Tagliaferri says:

    Start a business has been my most adventurous thing. I wish it were more exciting…but my heart couldn’t even take this

  6. I’m not really that adventurous. I would say being on vacation in one state and turning it into a road trip.

  7. Moving in with my husband to be was very adventurous at the time and 20 years later it worked out and we are still together.

  8. Amber Myers says:

    I can be such a wimp, but I did go paragliding before. It was a tad scary, but I’m glad I did it. My husband wants to go skydiving. I don’t think I could do that!

  9. Candy says:

    Flew to Greece without telling anyone. We had a blast so worth it.

  10. Sarah Bailey says:

    Do you know I’m not sure what the most adventurous thing is I’ve done. Perhaps I am a bit of a safe soul.

  11. Wendy says:

    Climing a volcanoe-of course it had been dead for a hundred years first. I also consider flying adventurous which makes me not adventurous.

  12. Alison Rost says:

    I can’t imagine climbing mount Everest, the thought freaks me out already. I love quick getaways and I won’t be someone you’d go skydiving with. Reading this makes me want to do more though! Let’s see!

  13. Jenn says:

    I am not very adventurous. I have always wanted to try skydiving, but wish I would have done it when I was younger.

  14. Brandy says:

    I am not adventurous by nature, so I don’t think there’s anything I’ve really done that I can share with you. It is fun hearing other people’s answers though!

  15. Kelly Reci says:

    I can’t really say that I have done anything extremely adventurous. I am an avid traveller but I don’t think I am one for seeking thrills!

  16. GiGi Eats says:

    I’ve done a lot of adventurous things, but man, I cannot remember them. I would never jump out of a plane though, NOPEEEEE! And I wouldn’t bungee jump either! haha!

  17. Joely Smith says:

    As sad as it sounds I guess I would have to say going on a cruise ship lol. I know it does not sound like much but I think ships are scary! They are so HUGE!

  18. Heather says:

    Hmmm, I would say snorkeling with sharks known to be in the area, or turf soaring in an engineless plane with a parachute attached to my back.

  19. Ricci says:

    I am bog ole chicken!! HA!! I think the most adventurous thing I ever did was get a tattoo on the spur of the moment with some friends in college.

  20. Jill says:

    Great post. I once climbed up to the Crow’s Nest on a Tall Ship while it was sailing. Absolutely Terrifying!!

  21. Glamamom says:

    Hmm, I’m not sure I have a typical one. Maybe just moving from hometown to a big city on my own to work.

  22. Marysa says:

    I haven’t done anything particularly adventurous, but we swam with sea lions and sea turtles in Ecuador!

  23. Riding an edge coaster on top of a tall building and walking on the clear glass also on top of the hotel I guess was one of the adventurous travel I did few years back.

  24. Trina says:

    Probably when I moved to Brazil for 6 months after not leaving New England ever in my life.

  25. I’ve traveled all over the world with my husband the travel nut. 🙂 We’ve experienced a lot of spectacular scenery, met lovely people, and done some amazing things. I have chronic health issues so it can be trying to travel and work my life around them, but it is all part of living and taking advantage of the time we have. If I can possibly do it, I will do it. If I can’t, I own up to that too. Actually the biggest adventure was moving cross country away from my family. It was a good move. A smart move. I don’t regret it. I’ve learned and grown so much with that move.

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