For some, the only way to camp is to load the car up with all the creature comforts that you can reasonably squeeze into your Kia. Running water and power means that you’ll be able to shower and run your industrial-size fan inside your tent so you’ll stay cool. For others, camping means heading out into the Great Outdoors and going as extreme as you can in terms of your venue. If you’re looking for a true sense of adventure (and perhaps even a little danger) when it comes to camping, here’s our list of some of the most extreme camping locations on the planet.
Antarctica is arguably the most inhospitable locations on the planet, so camping here would certainly fall under the extreme category! Pitching a tent on the frozen landscapes of Antarctica would certainly be an amazing experience, but it’s all not easy to pull off. There are a few cruise operators that allow passengers to camp on the ice, but your best hope of camping in Antarctica might actually be to land a paying job working on the continent. There are research operations every year in Antarctica, but you don’t necessarily need to be a scientist to work there. They need all sorts of support personnel to keep McMurdo Station up and running.
It doesn’t get any more extreme than sleeping in a port-a-ledge while dangling off the side of a cliff! It just so happens that’s exactly what you get when you spend the night at this location in the German Alps. If the idea of dangling off a cliff is a little too extreme for you, this park also offers the option of sleeping in a tent that hangs from a giant tree.
Hang En Cave
If camping high above the surface of the Earth is too much for you, consider camping below the surface of the Earth. Hang En Cave in the Quang Binh Province of Vietnam is the third-largest cave on the planet. You can hike through the cave system before pitching your tent on a beachside lake under the ground. That’s pretty darned extreme!