Extreme Bungee Jumping
A visit to the Pentecost Island in the nation of Vanuatu in April should include time to see the N’gol land jumpers. Dozens of men climb to the top of a rickety, hand-made-from-sticks tower one at a time, with vines tied to their ankles. They then jump 80-feet, head first, and try to touch the ground without killing themselves.
The closer they get -- a head and shoulder touch is best-- the better the yam harvest will be for the year. Boys as young as 7-years-old take this jump, too. A group of Brits from Oxford took the first bungee jump in the late 1970s and the activity started to blossom in the late 1980s when it achieved commercial appeal in New Zealand.
Bungee platforms have gotten higher and the jumps more death-defying and thrilling. For men on an extreme Mancation hunt, we’ve got 5 jumps that could make you a legend in your own mind.
When you jump, rocketing back to Earth while dangling from a cord, you’re definitely immersed in the essence of a Mancation. It’s about being on the edge, sucking as much life out of life as possible,