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What is the characterization of a risk taker Is it someone who abandons all rational thought and puts his life on the line Is it an individual quest for survival to challenge ones own mortality Is it a person who feels the need to break free of conventional restraints Indeed risk taking represents a bit of all of these definitions In the cases of extreme sports participants obviously believe that the thrill is worth the risk How can a few seconds of a thrill be worth killing yourself Bungee jumping for example is a dangerous sport The actual time in a free fall from a 111-meter drop is about 47 seconds during the jump The jumper falls at a speed of approximately 100 miles per hour There is always the risk of the bungee strap snapping and sending the jumper head first into the ground In addition the snatch and jolt effect may cause an injury A few horror stories have been associated with this sport yet it is reasonably safe Another type of extreme sport is skydiving The ground seems to be a place that most commonsensical people tend to stay Yet there are the thrill seekers Those people thrive for the challenge of living on the edge They dance with destiny and tease their own fate On the other hand they just want to be able to say I did it I soared amid the clouds as the birds do The sensation of free falling gives the skydiver an intense adrenaline rush It then leaves them with a peaceful sense of well being which last long after they land on the ground There are fatalities associated with skydiving but they are very rare compared to the total number of jumps taken The most physically challenging sport practiced by a thrill seeker is the sport of mountain climbing Most extreme climbers thrive to take on the quest of conquering the summit of Mt Everest
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