Humans are always curious about new things. Desire is what encourages people to adventure. Historically, there are some great adventure which has made by Man and deserves to be noted as an important adventure. Adventure is done by great man who want to give a new thing that give benefits for human. This is a list of the greatest adventures ever done by humans.
- Apollo 11 landing on the Moon
This is a greatest adventure created by the crew of Apollo 11. They prove that the Moon that is usually only seen from Earth, it also can be visited. They face all sorts of risks of failure when doing these adventures. Just imagine, if their machine failure or miscalculation, their lives could be threatened. They could have become stranded on the moon or lost forever in space which is very broad. In addition, solar radiation and heat, because there is no atmosphere, can be harmful to living things. But they managed to land on the surface of the moon successfully. Yet according to current technology standards, Apollo 11 including the ancient one. But when Neil Armstrong had set foot on the moon the first time, all such risks forgotten. In a short time they changed the views of people around the world, that things that have been considered as a fantasy can become a reality.
- Compete to reach the South Pole
Curiosity and desire to be a true adventure, encouraging adventure racing to reach the South Pole in 1911. At that time, Robert Scott from England and Roald Amundsen of Norway are competing to become the first adventurers who reached the South Pole. Adventure is very risky because time is an urgent push them should soon become the first person to reach the South Pole. But the adventures of Robert Scott’s failed because he and his team calculations while doing adventure is less mature. When the entourage Robert Scott reached the south pole, he was very disappointed because it found a Norwegian flag owned by Roald Amundsen in the ice that had been planted 33 days earlier. Finally, with the hurt feelings of Robert Scott’s return home. Dive trip home they often delirious and eventually died after trapped in a vicious snowstorm. Roald Amundsen of Norway on the contrary with careful planning, he successfully completed perjalangan toward the South Pole successfully and without disabilities.
- Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest
In May 1953, a beekeeper from New Zealand, namely Edmund Hillary to try an adventure to conquer the summit of Mount Everest. Edmund Hillary and his partner Tenzing Norgay Sherpa are competing to become the first person to summit Mount Everest. They both compete with other pairs, namely Charles Evans and Tom Bourdillon. But eventually Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest with a distance of 300 m from these two rivals. Since then, many climbers around the world who follow in their footsteps, but Edmund Hillary known forever as an adventurer who reached the summit of Mount Everest for the first time.
- Journey of Charles Darwin and H.M.S. Beagle
5 years journey that made by a naturalist Charles Darwin and HMS. Beagle has changed the face of modern science and world understanding of human existence. After stops along the coast of South America, HMS. Beagle explored the Galapagos Islands, an isolated volcanic islands which located near the equator. That’s where Darwin saw that every island there are an identical species of birds beak finches that vary in size and structure. From these observations and then Darwin formulate his theory of natural selection, the process of adaptive evolution of organisms with certain characteristics tend to survive and pass down traits to their offspring.
- Flight by Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic ocean
Charles Lindbergh was a very lucky because having survived the flight that he did along the 5809 km. The flight started from Long Island, New York to Paris in 1927 by using an airplane single engine. The plane name is Spirit of St. Louis. Although the flight was not he did with ease. Charles Lindbergh to have to throw the brakes, radio and parachute to keep flying and continue. The flight was conducted only in the height of 3 m above sea level the cold Atlantic Ocean. Trip is he doing for the past 33 hours and 30 minutes after takeoff. However, success has been greeted with joy by about 150,000 people. He stated as a first adventurers who managed to fly nonstop across the Atlantic.
- Yuri Gagarin circled the Earth’s orbit
The first man in space was Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. On 12 April 1961 he succeeded in orbiting the planet Earth. Gagarin’s only 27 years old when he became the Vostok crew. Actually aircraft technology is not special. Basically the plane just as wide as 3 m cans, mounted on a three-stage rocket. Yuri Gagarin made one full circle around the earth, to fly more than 177 km above the Earth. Adventure 108 minutes Gagarin becomes more egregious, given that he has no control over the navigation spacecraft. This true adventurer died in 1968, after hitting a MiG fighter aircraft, in a training flight.
- Robert Peary reached the North Pole
Two regions on Earth are the most exciting for the adventurous is the North Pole and South Pole. The two areas are very attractive to adventurers in the early 20th century. Explorers have been trying to reach the North Pole by ship, train snow and balloons, but all fell and died in his attempt. In April 1909, the U.S. Navy engineer, Robert Peary, who had failed to reach the North Pole in a previous adventure, set off to try another adventure. This time he was accompanied by a four-propagator. Adventure is successful after he traveled for 37 days, in the cold, on ice. Peary and his team planted the American flag at the North pole, as a symbol of success.
- Kon-Tiki expedition
This adventure undertaken by the Norwegian anthropologist, Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. He made a primitive raft made of balsa wood, then tied up using hemp rope. They set out from Callao, Peru, for an adventure trip in the Pacific ocean. Mission adventure that was to prove that the natives in South America have settled in Polynesia before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. By using primitive boats, Thor Heyerdahl tried to beat his phobia of water. Heyerdahl and five crew members driving the Kon-Tiki is an emergency during the 101 days. He sailed as far as 6,920 km. The adventure is successful through the storm and ferocious sharks before it beached on a reef in Polynesia. Heyerdahl books about his adventures became an international best seller, the story of a man who was willing to risk his life to prove a point to the the human.
- Albert Hofmann do LSD Trip
A Swiss scientist, Albert Hofmann, the unexpected journey, it is a journey of mind. In April 1943, he accidentally swallowed one of discovery chemistry, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), through his fingertips. Within an hour, Hoffman sees “a stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary form with intense, kaleidoscopic color game”. Hofmann excited about the potential for powerful psychotropic substances, which she imagined as a psychiatric drug that could cure insanity. But in the 1960s many of dubious scholarly cure. Until then refer Hofmann LSD as a problem, because much misused as a narcotic. But Hofmann is still a mental adventure adventure without moving for the first time in the world, among various other physical travel millions of miles away, of course.
- Captain Matthew Webb swam across the English Channel
On August 25, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb, a former British naval officer who was 27 years old, reaching an astonishing achievement. He boldly swim across the English Channel. Strait strong currents and cold temperatures are considered too threatening for each swimmer, but Webb was determined to prove everyone wrong. Oil spread with dolphins to reduce pressure on water flow during, Webb fought against ocean currents and stingrays. He swam for almost 22 hours as far as 63 km. Eventually he landed successfully near Calais. Swim with the distance that is very tiring, but in triumph.
That list of ten greatest adventure that successfully performed by humans. Adventure is not only useful for the adventurers, but also many benefits that can be obtained by human beings with their adventures. I strongly agree the words are pearls Heyerdahl says “prove a point on the human race”. It is true, that is the adventure.