Adrenaline Junkie Activities

So, you’re a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. Normal sports don’t cut it, and staying inside on a sunny day might as well be hell-on-Earth. Fortunately, the folks at Nerve Rush HQ know exactly where you’re coming from. We put together this list of adrenaline junkie activities to help guide and inspire you to push your limits, step outside of your comfort zone and experience the extreme.

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Top Adrenaline Junkie Activities

Airsoft:  Participants eliminate opponents by hitting each other with spherical non-metallic pellets launched via replica firearms.  Gameplay varies in style and composition but often range from short-term skirmishes, organized scenarios, military simulations, or historical reenactments.

Barefoot Water Skiing:  It is a nothing but water skiing, but the only difference is that the person behind the motorboat does not have skis. The person is barefooted here, which makes it necessary for the skier to travel faster than the speed involved in regular water skiing.

Buildering:  Climbing the outside of buildings and other artificial structures.  It is done without ropes or protection far off the ground. It is often practiced outside legal bounds, and is thus mostly undertaken at night-time.

Cliff Jumping:  The height from which one jumps is lesser in comparison to skydiving. The feeling of entering water followed by jumping from a great height can be absolutely thrilling.

Coasteering:  Came about through climbers scrambling around sea cliffs to discover new climbs. They then decided that it was quite good fun just to do the scrambling bit. Add a wet suit, helmet and buoyancy aid and you are ready to learn how to jump off towering cliffs, forge through pounding surf and explore hidden coves

Downhill Skiing: Skiing involves the use of planks (under the feet) and poles (in hands) to slide down a snow-clad mountain slope. The speed which one gathers as he/she slides downhill triggers an adrenaline rush.

Freediving:  A form of underwater diving that does not involve the use of scuba gear or other external breathing devices, but rather relies on a diver’s ability to hold his or her breath until resurfacing. Examples include breath-hold spear fishing, freedive photography, apnea competitions, and to some degree, snorkeling.

Freeskiing/Freeride:  Involves taking the tricks done in the park to the rest of the mountain and the backcountry. Thus, fatter skis may be used to float on top of the powder. Freestyle skiing often involves steeps, cliffs, powder, and glades.

Gliding:  A glider is used for this activity by pilots. These gliders use rising air for gaining altitude.

Indoor Climbing:  Indoor cousin of rock climbing. However, the environment here is more controlled than original rock climbing.

Mountaineering: Climbing mountains the hard way with an ice axe, crampons, cams, and rope.  It is simply challenging and difficult hiking up steep rocky slopes, talus fields, and along airy ridges.

Paintball:  A game in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water soluble dye and gelatin shell outside (referred to as paintballs) propelled from a device called a paintball marker (commonly referred to as a paintball gun).  Rules for playing paintball vary, but can include capture the flag, elimination, ammunition limits, defending or attacking a particular point or area, or capturing objects of interest hidden in the playing area.

Riding an Edge Coaster:  Uniquely the world’s very first and only amusement ride of its kind, it goes around the edge of the Crown Regency Hotel & Towers’ building while riders are locked onto a rail seat. High above, riders can indulge in a breathtaking panorama of the entire Cebu landscape 130.84 meters above ground.

Ropes Course:  A challenging outdoor activity which usually consists of high and/or low elements. Low elements take place on the ground or only a few feet above the ground. High elements are usually constructed in trees or made of utility poles and require a belay for safety.

Shark Dive:  Puts the diver inside a cage.  Right in the middle of circling sharks and an array of fish.

Snorkeling:  Swim fins and a diving mask is used to do snorkeling. This is a very well-known activity where the diver goes underwater to observe marine life.

Zip-line:  Consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding onto, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley.

photo credit: Scarleth White

Alan Perlman

Lead Adventurer at Nerve Rush
For three years, Alan traveled to 60+ countries as an international cost-of-living surveyor. Back in New York City, when he's not running, rock climbing or geeking out about UAV drones, Alan runs a marketing agency that helps companies generate more sales-ready leads using inbound marketing techniques.


  1. Matthew M. says:

    You should put free-ride/downhill long-boarding. Going fast down hills is a nice adrenaline rush.

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