Talk about extreme living, a young woman from Wales has defied all odds and doubts about literally living a life on the ropes. Perched in a tent hanging off a cliff, Phoebe Smith settles down for a good night’s sleep. Most people would be too terrified to get any kip but the explorer is happy nodding off with her head in the clouds. The thrill-seeker’s love of extreme camping has led to her enjoying a kip dangling from 330ft high cliffs, 100ft cedar trees, football stadiums and in polar bear country. Phoebe said: “We sleep a third of our lives. We may as well make nights as adventurous as the day.” The freelance writer Phoebe said: “Before I slept on Ayers Rock the guide told me all the things that could kill me.
“But I had the most incredible night listening to branches creaking, the breeze and owls and I wasn’t scared. It was amazing.
“I felt I was connecting with the world. I made it my ambition to find more places to sleep outdoors. I became addicted and I’ve never looked back.”
So far she's slept dangling from huge cliffs, the Uluru (Ayers Rock) and even a football stadium in Sunderland, England.
It's sort of like an addiction. She now sleeps better outside, away from the everyday stresses of life. She said: “The only thing on your mind when you’re outdoors is how to stay safe, its life and death.”