Everyone seems to have a ‘bucket list’ nowadays and I am no exception as I first wrote mine years ago… a bucket list, for those of you who don’t know, is a list of things you want to achieve or experience and places you intend to visit before you, erm, kick the bucket and shuffle off this mortal coil into the Last Great Adventure…

I have shared mine below although I expect I will keep adding to it as the world’s a pretty big place… but I want to know what would your life list contain? It doesn’t have to be major climbs or epic trips, just goals that matter to you, whatever they are, and things that you would dearly like to achieve before cashing in your chips, buying the farm or whatever your preferred euphemism is…

so come on- write that bucket list!!!

CLIMBS

  • Climb Ben Nevis, highest mountain in Scotlandachieved 1994
  • Climb Scafell Pike, highest mountain in Englandachieved 1994
  • Climb Snowdon, highest mountain in Walesachieved 1995
  • Climb Helvellyn by Striding Edgeachieved 1994
  • Climb all the ‘Wainwright’ peaks in the Lake District
  • Climb all the Scottish ‘Munroes’
  • Climb every 3000 foot mountain in Wales
  • Climb the UK County Tops
  • Climb Snowdon by Crib Goch
  • Climb Blencathra, English Lake District, by Sharp Edge
  • Climb Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro
  • Visit Ecuador and Climb Cotopaxi
  • Climb Mount Etna and Stromboli in Sicily
  • Climb Aconcagua, Argentina
  • Climb Mont Blanc, Alps
  • Climb Stok Kangri, Ladakh
  • Try rock climbing

TREKS

  • Walk the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, Norfolk England achieved Peddars Way July 2012 & completed the Norfolk Coast Path August 2014
  • Walk the Coast to Coast, England achieved July 2017
  • Walk the Pennine Way, England
  • Walk the Ridgeway Trail, England (walked nearly half of it so far)
  • Walk from Lands End to John O’ Groats, UK
  • Walk the Leicestershire Round, England
  • Visit Nepal, see Mount Everest, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar and own a piece of Nepalese Silver
  • Walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu achieved 2003
  • Walk the Tour de Mont Blancachieved 2004
  • Walk to the base camp of K2 via the Gondoro La
  • Trek the Annapurna Circuit, Himalayas
  • Complete the Towers of Paine circuit, Patagonia
  • Trek in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
  • Trek the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and climb Mount Toukbal, the highest peak in North Africaachieved 2007
  • Walk the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Walk the GR20 in Corsica

CHALLENGES

  • Run the London Marathon- achieved 1999
  • Complete a Long Distance Walkers Association challenge walkachieved too many times to count!!
  • Walk the John Merrill Lakeland Challenge Walk
  • Climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours
  • Complete a Long Distance Walkers Association 100 mile walk
  • Complete the Lyke Wake Walk, England
  • Walk the Three Peaks in one day- Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent, England
  • Complete an Ironman triathlon
  • Complete the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham, England, and become an Outlaw
  • Complete an obstacle raceachieved September 2017

ULTRA RACES

  • Complete the Marathon des Sablesachieved 2009
  • Complete the Everest Marathon
  • Complete the Bullock Smithy Hike, England
  • Complete the Gobi March
  • Complete the Atacama Crossing
  • Complete the Grand to Grand Ultra
  • … plus any other crazy races that catch my eye and make my feet itch!!

Check out the ‘Bucket List’ board I have created on Pinterest to give me a little inspiration!

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