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Sometimes, the best adventures are the extreme ones. The type of adventure that gets your blood pumping, the adrenaline flowing and has moments that’ll give you the same feeling as when you miss that bottom step on the stairs (and your stomach literally jumps into your mouth).

Hiking extreme trails pushes us to our limits, it can get pretty hairy at times and at some points along the way you’ll just want to give up, but if you push yourself through, the reward of reaching the top, the finish or completing what you originally thought to be impossible, is like nothing else. It’s an epic feeling of pride, joy and… well, sometimes relief!

With that in mind we teamed up with Scandinavian Nordic tipi manufacturer Tentipi, who create versatile and reliable tents which are perfect for adventuring, to look at seven of the most extreme hikes in the world for thrill-seeking adventurers.

The West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is an island just off the south west coast of Canada. It’s known for its stunning scenery and jaw-dropping view points, but it’s also well known for the West Coast Trail. This challenging 46-mile trail takes backpackers around five-seven days to complete and is jam-packed full of ancient rugged paths, steep slopes and muddy trails. Hikers will need to be prepared to do a whole load of climbing on rickety wooden ladders that get pretty darn steep, stretching up through the forest and rock faces.

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