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While a 141-foot (43-meter) jump might sound insane, not to mention fear-punching and adrenaline-driving, there are those who want more.When it comes to skydiving, jumpers leave the planes operated by NZONE Skydive Queenstown at more than 16,000 feet (4,900 meters) above sea level, well above peaceful Lake Wakatipu and the 2,319-foot (707-meter) heights of the craggy Remarkables mountain range that rivals western Canada's Rockies in magnificence.There are few, if any, other places in the world where you can do some scenic mountain sightseeing while plunging at a velocity of 124 mph (200 kilometers per hour) for 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) of free fall. There are several jump options but my friend Andrew Benson and I went all the way and chose 15,000-foot (4,570-meter) jumps with experienced tandem skydivers. The half-hour trip took us at an exhilarating 75 mph (121 kilometers per hour) through the river's twisting narrow canyons.Another option for the sound is the four-day hike of the Milford Track, reputed to be one of the world's best hikes.
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