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Top 5 Most Extreme Bungee Jumping Destinations


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Verzasca Dam, Val Verzasca, Switzerland
Bungee jumping is permitted off the 721.78-foot-high Verzasca Dam, in Val Verzasca, Switzerland, despite the fact that it's studded with steel pegs.
Bungee jumping is permitted off the 721.78-foot-high Verzasca Dam, in Val Verzasca, Switzerland, despite the fact that it's studded with steel pegs.
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If it's good enough for James Bond, it should be good enough for you. In the 1995 Bond flick "Goldeneye," our favorite spy dives off the dam in the film's opening scene. It wasn't really 007, but Pierce Brosnan's stunt double, Wayne Michaels. Michaels took the plunge, which movie goers voted the top movie stunt of all time. Michaels made the jaw-dropping, heart-racing jump from a special platform built in front of the dam to minimize the chances of him hitting the wall. To make things more difficult, the dam is studded with steel pegs. Ouch! [source: Breakingnews.ie].

At 721.78 feet (220 meters), it took five years to build the Verzasca Dam, which generates hydroelectric power. Apparently, bungee jumping is permitted off the dam, steel pegs and all. In case you were wondering, you'll be jumping at your own risk, so you better follow the bungee team's instructions [source: Trekking Outdoor].


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