Extreme sports as ecotourism

Brymer, Eric (2008) Extreme sports as ecotourism. In 2008 Inaugural Conference on Green Travel, Climate Change and Ecotourism, 17-20 November 2008, Adelaide and Regional South Australia.


This paper discusses what can be learned from research on extreme sports that take place in the natural world. An hermeneutic phenomenological method was used where data were gathered from interviews with 15 extreme sports participants and other first hand accounts. The extreme sports included B.A.S.E. jumping, big wave surfing, extreme skiing, waterfall kayaking, extreme mountaineering and solo rope-free climbing. In contrast to theorists who write about the natural world as a resource, battlefield or playground, extreme sports participants speak about developing a relationship with the natural world where humanity is considered to be part of the natural world.

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ID Code: 63433
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Extreme sports, ecocentricity, self
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2013 05:59
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2013 21:51

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