Cliff Diving in Alaska
Locations to Jump, Quarries, Safety Precautions
Cliff diving is a very popular sport. The locations listed on Thirst for Adrenaline are just a few of the locations for cliff diving. The cliff diving locations listed are to help guide you to a suitable place to jump. This means the areas listed throughout Thirst for Adrenaline currently or at one time have contained one or more locations which match the requirements (being deep enough, etc.) for cliff diving / cliff jumping. This may not hold true year round as water levels can recede. We cannot stress this point enough, always prepare and survey the area before cliff diving. Serious injuries can occur; even when you are prepared.
Due to changing local laws regarding cliff diving locations, we ask that jumpers research the cliff diving areas independently to determine if jumping is legal before going. Never dive or jump at an illegal location. That area is illegal for a reason. The reason is generally due to the area being dangerous (a large occurrence of underwater rocks, high accident rate, inadequate water depth, water depth that changes frequently, etc.) or that it is private property. Many locations are now illegal due to their dangerous conditions.
Cliff diving (cliff jumping) is a dangerous sport and all precautions must be taken. Many people have died cliff diving; even from a low height. Others have altered the rest of their lives due to injuries obtained from cliff diving. Use common sense. Just because your friends dare you to jump is no reason to do so. That’s normally how serious injuries occur as one tries to out-do the other. You may think jumping from a higher cliff is cool but know that the higher you go you are increasing the risk of injury. It is never recommended to jump from a height of over 40 feet. Thirst for Adrenaline is not responsible for any injuries, legal issues, or anything else associated with your cliff diving experience. Thirst for Adrenaline only provides locations we learn about from various sources. We post necessary precautions throughout the cliff diving section and it’s up to the cliff diver to follow those rules.
We have yet to find a well known location for cliff diving in Alaska. As the water is so cold, the conditions are just not right for this sport to be enjoyable to the majority of cliff jumpers. Therefore we believe that cliff diving in Alaska is done only by a select few “Polar Bears” who jump for a short period of time.
There are most likely hundreds of locations to choose from in a particular state and multiple locations within a specific area. Thirst for Adrenaline lists cliff diving locations that are popular. If we were to list every water hole, it would be extensive. Instead, we’d rather focus on areas that are worth your time as opposed to a small body of water which doesn’t offer the best landscape for cliff jumping. Are you familiar with a popular location for cliff diving in Alaska? Please recommend a location for cliff diving in Alaska.
Equipment for Cliff Diving
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