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By the Numbers: Treacherous trips

From space heights to ocean depths, investors and dreamers push tourism limits


Illustration by Krieg Barrie with photos from Getty Images

By the Numbers: Treacherous trips
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The number of deep-sea dives OceanGate had carried out prior to the Titan’s deadly expedition to view the Titanic shipwreck on the Atlantic seafloor on June 18. At $250,000 a ticket, the doomed voyage highlighted how extreme tourism has become a burgeoning business with risks to match the rewards.


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The record-breaking number of permits issued to Mount Everest climbers in 2023. This year has become one of the deadliest seasons on record, with at least 17 confirmed or suspected deaths on the mountain.


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The total number of people rocketed into space by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space flight company to date.


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The average duration in minutes of a Blue Origin flight aboard the New Shepard craft, only a portion of which is spent in space.

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