My big one is the Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica. I’ve dropped hints for years, but may have to save that up for my 40th or something similar!
I know it’s not massive, but i’d quite like to the River Dart 10km swim one day as it’s so outside my comfort zone.
Also i’d like to climb a really decent mountain. Not fussy which, but something at least a bit technical (for me to learn the ropes - literally) and a bit altitudey. Maybe not Everest though, i hate queues!
Yep, agree on the ultras. There’s tons i like the look of, including Dragon’s Back. But also something a bit more weird out in central Europe or something. There’s been a very cool looking one in Serbia last weekend. And i know there’s a briliant looking 100 miler on my radar through Romania around Transylvania.
Start saving; it makes doing an Ironman look very cheap if you pay for guiding/logistics etc. I did nearly all of my Alpine mountaineering self supported/arranged, but I did pay for a trip to South America with Jagged Globe; that was ££££. Really good though - everything is sorted, and you just have to man-up and climb (I still threw-up on one of the ‘training’ mountains!). When you start going well over 5000m on technical peaks in a 2-week trip, it’s going to be painful.
Go to Cape Wrath, possibly via the NC500, got to Tongue a few years ago in the car
6 marathon majors, 3 down, London, Chicago, NY, should get into Boston next year and will keep trying the ballot for Berlin. Not sure about entry for Tokyo
Sub 3 marathon, but running out of time and motivation
3 peaks fell race & Jura
Visit every European capital - 31 down so far (and go to Pripyat while I’m in Kiev)
(maybe) visit every US state - not doing very well with this so far!
Go to the other continents
retire about 60, but this is somewhat in conflict with the things above