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Extreme Adventures for Execs: Doing it for the rush of it

Day after day you're making difficult decisions, attempting to guide your company to fiscal success and dealing with countless employees. The stress of running a business can wear down any exec. This is why getaways are crucial. While many CEOs prefer to sit and relax on tropical beaches, a select few look to get their aggressive side out and go on a more energetic getaway experience.
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Day after day you're making difficult decisions, attempting to guide your company to fiscal success and dealing with countless employees. The stress of running a business can wear down any exec. This is why getaways are crucial. While many CEOs prefer to sit and relax on tropical beaches, a select few look to get their aggressive side out and go on a more energetic getaway experience. We're talking about people seeking the ultimate adventure. They enjoy jumping out of planes - military style. They enjoy deep-sea fishing - for sharks. Here are Exec Digital's top three extreme adventures for execs.
Air Combat Ever watch the movie Top Gun and think, "If only I could do that?" Unless you're committed to years of training and hard work in the military, your best bet is to sign up for what can best be described as, "Top Gun Fantasy Camp." Incredible Adventures, a company specialising in unique, exhilarating experiences, offers a number of real-life air combat adventures for the high-flying exec. The coolest? It's debatable, but we'd love to try out the MiG-15 - a rare Soviet jet fighter. You can also fly in a Marchetti SF-260 and simulate combat missions. AirTran CEO, Joe Leonard, has been known to enjoy piloting the P51-Mustang. Regardless of your fighter plane of choice, it'll cost you. For example, the MiG-15 experience can cost up to £5,000. If you like air combat, also check out: Hollywood Top Gun, Fighter Combat AZ www.incredible-adventures.com
Salmon Shark Fishing This exhilarating adventure we recommend is salmon shark fishing. Yes, it's about as stirring as it sounds. For those daring enough to try salmon shark fishing, be ready for the fight of a lifetime. Salmon sharks can weigh more than 800 pounds and are first cousins of the great white shark. Do not be mistaken, this is not your typical bait and tackle experience. It's more akin to hunting big African game than reeling in bass. Saltwater Safari Company out of Alaska, one of the few outfits offering a salmon shark fishing experience, says battles often last up to four hours and end with a gunshot to the shark's head. Located primarily in Alaska's Prince William Sound, prices for salmon shark fishing vary depending on where you go. If you like salmon shark fishing, also check out: Swimming with sharks, Sea Ops: An Incredible Maritime Adventure. www.alaskanfishing.com
Heliskiing Bunny slope skiers should stay warm at the lodge for this adventure. Imagine flying to the pinnacle of an unspoiled back country mountain in a helicopter, looking down and seeing miles of snow resting on ferocious curves and jarring slopes. Once you get to the top of that peak there's only one way down: skiing (or in some cases, snowboarding). Welcome to heliskiing, the adventurists' way to ski. Many, like North Face CEO, Steve Rendle, enjoy heliskiing in the States. Alaska, Utah and Colorado offer the best locales for this wild experience. In Canada, heliskiing is done primarily in British Columbia. Of course, it isn't cheap. At TLH Heliskiing in British Columbia, the Private Platinum Tours can run up to £14,000 per person. If you like heliskiing, also check out: Skiing in Antarctica, Dog Sledding Adventures. www.tlhheliskiing.com
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