Man, I Love That "OMG I'm About To Die" Feeling: Nepal's 87MPH, Mile-Long Zipline

June 8, 2012

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This is the ZipFlyer, an 87MPH zipline with "a vertical drop of almost 2,000 feet (600 meters) and a distance of almost 6,000 feet (1.8 kilometers)." According to the company responsible, that makes it the steepest and longest in the world although THIS ONE gets up to 100MPH, so I'm not sure if they're lying or not. Call me a loser, but I haven't been keeping up on zipline world records. Still, I like how you get to ride this one tandem with another person across from you. They should give you both swords so you can beat the shit out of each other on the way down.

Hit the jump for the WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Thanks to Liam, who's convinced in the future we'll all get around on ziplines instead of in cars. Please -- if the future of transportation isn't jetpacks I just want God to take me now.

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