River wild: the world's most insane white water rafting destinations
Where to take on the mightiest rapids
TRAVEL White water rafting
As extreme sports go, white water rafting is up there with the most challenging. Jumping into an inflatable raft to navigate a menacing river of thunderous waves, swirling eddies, pummeling holes, and the odd massive boulder or two is not for the fainthearted. In fact, it helps if you're one oar short of a rowboat. But if fear is your friend and you spit in the face of adversity, then this insane watersport is for you. PS: beginner swimmers need not apply!
Browse the gallery for a dramatic paddle downstream on some of the wildest rivers on the planet.
HEALTH Circadian rhythm
LIFESTYLE Global economy