Aussie adventurers take a (200 ft) leap of faith

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ROPE JUMPER, TOM OLIVER, SAYING:

"There's two conversations going on in your head. One's trying to talk you out of it and the other one's trying to talk you into it, and you start listening more to the one that's trying to talk you into it, and less to the one that's talking you out of it.

Location: Currarong area, Australia

This is 'rope jumping'

The sport mixes abseiling with bungee jumping

Participants leap from great heights while wearing a harness

which is attached to a line strung between two cliffs

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 24-YEAR-OLD ROPE JUMPER, DAISY ALLEN, SAYING:

"Definitely at the beginning, there's a lot of fear that comes up, your amygdala, your survival brain is really kicking in because you're really, every part of you is trying to rationalize the safety aspect because obviously, you only jump because you know it's safe. Right, so for me it's a matter of just calming down, centering myself, really focusing in on my breathing, which is an aspect of this that I really love, because it really forces me into that state of mindfulness and pure awareness."