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Module 1: Meaning of adventure

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Outdoor Education - Danger under control

Danger under control

Adventure can be described as danger under control.

Adventure can be described as danger under control. In its most intense
form, it can give someone an extraordinary sense of unity with their
surroundings as if, for an instant, the self is almost obliterated.
Mountaineers such as Chris Bonnington and John Hunt talk about the
challenge, spirit and pleasure of adventure. Hunt explains there is no
height, no depth, that the spirit of a person - guided by a higher spirit -
can't reach. There seems to be an insatiable need for adventure; the need
to go higher, faster, longer and harder has been a part of humanity since
time began. However, an interesting juxtaposition to this is the emerging
trend of people experiencing adventure not through real experiences but
through either the experiences of others or virtual reality. It seems we
all strive for elements of adventure in our lives, and the challenge and
experience can take many different forms. The interplay of risk and
competence can be experienced in a huge variety of different activities,
with the diversification of adventure activities ranging from mountain
climbing to train surfing. It is the resolve of the uncertainty that is
important.

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