For the adventure traveler, extreme sports such as sky-diving, zip-lining, and base jumping may be the ultimate adrenaline kick. The thrill of hurtling through the air with nothing but a parachute and a thin windsuit is a bonus to the unique, birds-eye perspective jumpers get.
Yet even in these death-defying leaps, there is a moment of Zen that may appeal to even the mellowest sightseer.
This video, produced by action-enthusiast Ossie Khan, captures the art of base jumping in a way that can only be described as peaceful. Relaxing, even. While in reality, these daredevils are free falling at an average rate of 100 miles per hour; this slow-motion collage shows the hold-your-breath moment that has the sport growing in popularity despite the high-risk.
What really gets us? Those unmatched views of our favorite destinations: the Annecy mountainside in France, Switzerland’s favorite rock-climbing destinations, Eiger Mushroom and High Nose, and the staggering 6,560-foot high Fjords in Norway.
Melanie Lieberman is the Editorial Projects Assistant and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team. You can follow her on twitter at @LittleWordBites.