Read the Extreme Facts of 10 Most Extreme Travel Adventures in the World.
1. Steepest peak on Earth: Mount Thor, Nunavut, Canada
The world's steepest, tallest cliff, Mount Thor is located in Auyuittuq National Park on remote Baffin Island in Canada's Nunavut territory. The peak's west face is the longest vertical drop on Earth, 4,101 feet straight down.
2. Coldest inhabited place on Earth: Oymyakon, Russia
The tiny village of Oymyakon, Russia is considered as the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth. Temperatures there average around -58 Fahrenheit during the winter months, with the record low reaching -96.16 Fahrenheit in 1924.
3. Driest place on Earth: Atacama Desert, Chile
A plateau in South America is the Atacama Desert covering a 1,000-kilometre strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world.
4. Closest place to Outer Space: Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador
Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador. The summit of Chimborazo is 6,267 m (20,561 ft) above sea level that is quite large but not quite the highest mountain in the Andes but if you take into account the Earth's equatorial bulge, a straight line from the summit down to the estimated centre of our planet would be 6,384.4 km (3,967.1 mi).
5. Hottest Place on Earth: Lut Desert, Iran
Dasht-e Lut, Iran is the hottest place on Earth. Iran's Lut Desert, an area so parched and desolate that no one is around to regularly monitor temperatures. The surface of the sand there has been measured at temperatures as high as 70.7 °C
6. Most isolated place on Earth: Tristan da Cunha, United Kingdom
Tristan Da Cunha lies 2,816 kilometres (1,750 miles) from South Africa and 3,360 kilometres (2,088 miles) from South America. The closest land mass is Saint Helena a mere 2,430 kilometres (1,510 miles) distant. It was first discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese sailor Tristão da Cunha.
7. Wettest place on Earth: Mawsynram, India
The village of Mawsynram with 11,872 mm of rainfall received annually and crowned as the wettest place on Earth. Situated in East Khasi Hill district of Meghalaya, 15 km west of Cherrapunji, Mawsynram is 1400 m above sea level.
8. Tallest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls is located in the Guayana highlands. The water comes in a free fall of 979 meters from the Churum river hovering off the edge of the "Auyantepuy" Table mountain, this the largest Tepuy (table mountain) in Canaima Venezuela. This height makes it the highest waterfall in the world.
9. Most treacherous waters on Earth: Gansbaai, South Africa
Gansbaai is a fishing town and popular tourist destination in the Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It is known for its dense population of great white sharks and as a whale-watching location.
10. Coldest continent on Earth: Antarctica
The continent of the South Pole is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. Most cruises to the continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America. It's known for the Lemaire Channel and Paradise Harbor, striking, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy, a former British research station turned museum.
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