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Travel Tip: Ledge Walks

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Listen up, daredevils and would-be thrill-seekers…ever heard of a ledge walk? It’s a big trend in adventure travel, and here’s where it’s happening.

In Canada, the EdgeWalk takes you to the very edge of the CN Tower, the tallest building in Toronto. That’s right, you’re harnessed in and basically hang off the edge of the structure, hands-free.

It’s more than 1,000 feet high and the platform is only 4 feet wide. Translation? It’s pretty terrifying.

Australia has something similar on the Gold Coast. The SkyPoint Climb is the tallest outdoor building walk—nearly 900 feet high. Even if you’re afraid of heights, the 360-degree views make it worthwhile.

Then there’s the SkyWalk in  Auckland, New Zealand. It’s “only” about 600 feet off the ground. But what the crazy people do is not just walk around top of the building…they jump off it! Fully harnessed, of course.

And if you’re a real adrenaline junkie, there’s an experience in the Philippines that you want to try out. It’s a roller coaster on the edge of a 38th floor of the Crown Regency Hotel.

But don’t worry, there’s an option for those who want to go to the top just for the view…and then come back to safe ground.

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