Between us, to jump from a bridge 100 meters high, it’s not necessary to have great abilities. There is enough desire to experience mortal fear. You will also need a long elastic rope that you need to tie to your legs, and – hurray! Head into the abyss. Just like James Bond.
Is it that simple? Of course. This proves the very popularity of “bungee jumping”, as rope jumping from dizzying heights is called: they have already become fashionable in California, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, becoming a new stunning attraction, accessible, however, for everyone. In Jamaica, for example, such a jump costs only $ 20. Where there are no high bridges, the tops of cliffs hanging over the sea, or gigantic trees, are used. As a last resort, they might even throw you off a helicopter – if you agree to pay well. Continue reading
The town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, at first glance, is no different from neighboring towns and villages. The same neat houses with a bright smear of indispensable geranium on the window are also unpretentious and at the same time cozy cafes, bars and bistros; on the streets, as elsewhere in alpine towns, the multilingual rumble of tourists. They perfectly understand each other without translators. The euphoria of novice climbers, wherever they come from, helps them in communication. Everyone who comes here, of course, seeks to climb to the top, known as the main local attraction.
It is loudly called the Mountain of Mountains, although the height of this peak is far from the record one and amounts to 4478 meters above sea level, but its silhouette, resembling an almost regular pyramid, seems to embody the idea of perfect geometric shape. And everything perfect, as you know, attracts a Continue reading
Sport is a way to overcome oneself, reach the limit of physical capabilities and step over them. Ivan Savkin repeatedly demonstrated this in practice, defeating his own records. His achievements are included not only in the history of Russian sports, but also in the Guinness Book of Records.
CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
Ivan Sergeevich Savkin was born on the first day of 1985 in the capital of Russia. The boy’s family often moved. At the age of seven, Ivan began to live in Yalta, then Crimea became his home.
At the beginning of the new millennium, a dramatic change in scenery – moving to Vladivostok. It is there Continue reading