I do believe that everyone should make a bucket list… you know, the things you want to achieve before you ‘kick that bucket’. Here is my own personal bucket list; there is quite a lot of emphasis on physical challenges such as endurance events and treks, but that’s just me. Everyone’s list will be individual although please feel free to borrow any ideas which inspire you!

 

 

CLIMBS
Climb Ben Nevis, highest mountain in Scotland- achieved
Climb Scafell Pike, highest mountain in England- achieved 
Climb Snowdon, highest mountain in Wales- achieved
Climb Helvellyn by Striding Edge- achieved
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
Climb Mount Fuji- and see the sunrise from the summit
Climb Vesuvius and look into the crater- achieved

TREKS
Walk the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, Norfolk England- achieved
Walk the Coast to Coast, England
Walk the Pennine Way, England
Walk along the South West Coast Path in Cornwall
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
Walk the Cleveland Way, England
Walk the Lakeland Round, England
Visit Nepal, see Mount Everest and Gokyo Lakes, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar and own a piece of Nepalese Silver
Walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu- achieved
Walk the Tour de Mont Blanc- achieved
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 Africa- achieved 
Walk the Pacific Crest Trail
Walk the GR20 in Corsica
Walk in the Rockies
Walk in the National Parks of America, including Yosemite, Arches National Park and Yellowstone
Walk in Wyoming
Trek in Afghanistan
Walk in the Yukon area, drink a sourtoe cocktail and see Dawson
Walk in the Snowy Mountains of Australia

CHALLENGES
Run the London Marathon- achieved
Complete a Long Distance Walkers Association challenge walk- achieved too many times to count!!
Walk the John Merrill Lakeland Challenge Walk
Walk the John Merrill Three Counties Challenge
Walk the John Merrill Forest of Bowland Challenge
Follow the tram line along each of the three routes in Nottingham- achieved
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 the 60 mile Manchester to Blackpool bike ride- achieved
Complete the Alzheimer’s Hadrian’s Wall challenge- achieved

ULTRA RACES
Complete the Marathon des Sables- achieved
Complete the Everest Marathon or Himalaya Stage Race
Complete the Bullock Smithy Hike, England
Complete the Gobi March
Complete the Atacama Crossing
Complete the Grand to Grand Ultra
Complete the Cotswold Way challenge
Complete the Augrabies Ultra Marathon
Complete the Afghanistan Marathon
Complete the Spartathlon and kiss King Leonidas’s foot

VISIT
Rome- achieved
Dubrovnik
Kotor- achieved
Pompeii- achieved
The pyramids
Machu Picchu- achieved
Marrakech- achieved
Venice- achieved
The Norwegian Fjords- achieved
Antarctica
Petra
New York- achieved
The Great Wall of China
Dublin- achieved
Stonehenge
Hadrian’s Wall- achieved
See the Angel of the North- achieved
Explore Berlin and bring back a piece of the Berlin Wall- achieved

ADVENTURES
Ride in a hot air balloon- achieved
Try white water rafting
Try water skiing
Go storm chasing in America and see a tornado
Walk in a glacier- achieved
Try punting- achieved in Cambridge
Go into a cave- achieved at Creswell Crags and also Nottingham
See the Northern Lights
Eat Pizza in Naples- achieved
Go on a cruise- achieved 2014 & 2016
Ride a camel
Gallop on the beach
Gallop over the moors- achieved on the North Yorkshire moors
Meet Ran Fiennes- achieved
Meet Brian Blessed- achieved
Meet Ben Fogle