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Ten things I have to do before I die
earwig
16/07/2007
10:04:46 AM
So, what are the ten things I must see or do before I die, and not necessarily the top ten climbs. Hike aournd the Prom? Climb My Fuji? Surf Hawaii?

D.Lodge
16/07/2007
10:23:00 AM
On 16/07/2007 earwig wrote:
>So, what are the ten things I must see or do before I die, and not necessarily
>the top ten climbs. Hike aournd the Prom? Climb My Fuji? Surf Hawaii?

Climb at Fontainebleau, Yosemite and the Peak.
gfdonc
16/07/2007
10:36:21 AM
Ski at Craigieburn.

Sabu
16/07/2007
11:00:21 AM
Explore the Drakensberg mountain range in South Africa.

Ski in Switzerland (thats a no brainer...!)

Bluey
16/07/2007
11:18:30 AM
Write a will.

Ok, that's just my Monday morning sarcasm coming out.

Hike around Freycinet Peninsula, Tassie, and camp at Wineglass Bay. Spec-tac-ular.

steph
16/07/2007
11:30:05 AM
Hot air balloon, sky dive, bungy jump, ski, climb, fly, tour the world, paraglide, base jumb, mountaneer.

Steven S
16/07/2007
11:45:43 AM
1. eat the arse out of a low flying duck. well actually any sort of game bird will do.

BigMike
16/07/2007
12:03:58 PM
On 16/07/2007 steph wrote:
>Hot air balloon, sky dive, bungy jump, ski, climb, fly, tour the world,
>paraglide, base jumb, mountaneer.

And if none of those kills you, take up knitting.
widewetandslippery
16/07/2007
12:06:10 PM
On 16/07/2007 Steven S wrote:
>1. eat the arse out of a low flying duck. well actually any sort of game
>bird will do.

Where can you do this without being arrested? If you know, you should put it on the where to go on honeymoon thread.

wallwombat
16/07/2007
9:08:30 PM
1- Climb a big wall in Yosemite.
2- Learn to sail.
3- Travel overland through Central and South America.
4- Learn to speak Spanish.
5- Take up mountaineering.
6- Build my own house.
7- Live in another country.
8- Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.
9- Repeat some of Bill Denz's routes in the Darrens.
10- Trek through the High Atlas Mountains ın Morrocco
surfinclimb
16/07/2007
9:36:19 PM
In no particular order
1-Convince my wife to take up climbing so she'll come climbing and take photos (shes an AWESOME photographer)
2- learn to speak fluent Indonesian and Balinese.
3-Climb Ama Dablam
4-spend a month every year in Indonesia till I turn 65
5-Climb a grade 26 and then tell no one about it
6-explore this great country with my family from east to west and north to south
7-confidently paddle grade 4+ water
8-leisurely sea-kayak or sail the whitsunday islands with my wife
9-travel to and explore every continent on the planet
10-teach my children all the skills that I have spent my life learning the hard way and watch them use those skills to enjoy and challenge themselves

nmonteith
17/07/2007
9:38:51 AM
1 - Visit Antarctica
2 - Paddle the Franklin River and climb Frenchmans Cap on the way
3 - Ski in Canada
4 - Spend a year driving around Australia (climbing!)
5 - Visit the big four (New York, Paris, Rome & London)
6 - Live off-the-land somewhere
7 - Dive in a Submarine
8 - Visit Galapagas and Madagascar islands to see the crazy animals
9 - Ice climb then play in the hot springs of Iceland
10 - Go to space (only $100,000 with Virgin Galactic!)

GravityHound
17/07/2007
12:06:09 PM
interesting thread!!

in no paticular order

1) see how high I can go without O2 (and dying)
2) walk the SW corner of Tas
3) go back to India for an extended period
4) buy a patch of bush where no-one can develop around me and i can live sustainably and (as much as possible) in peace with the surroundings
5) build a better street luge
6) retire (see 4)
7) do a big wall somewhere
8) a solo alpine climb in the himalaya
9) have a crack at the Ruta de los Conquistadores
10) a nice long sea kayak trip (but not across the Tasman kind of long), maybe Sydney to Melbourne? Cairns to Bris Vegas?
prb
17/07/2007
2:44:25 PM
1. Cure malaria.
2. Cure tuberculosis.
3. Cure AIDS.
4. Cure cancer.
5. Stop obesity.
6. End poverty.
7. End terrorism.
8. Fix climate change.
9. Reproduce.
10. Be on the first mission to Mars and climb Olympus Mons.
surfinclimb
17/07/2007
3:02:43 PM
Perhaps Gravity hound youd like to join myself and a friend on a trip were trying to organise. Sea kayaking from the Prom to Tasmania with stops at appropriate islands on the way. Can be done in approx 5 days but were keen to take a little longer and have a rest day or 2 along the way.

gordoste
17/07/2007
3:42:38 PM
There tends to be two approaches to this:
1) 10 things you want to do but almost definitely won't
2) 10 things you are going to have a damn good go at

I prefer the second... so here's mine (as soon as I tick any of them something else will take its place):
1. Be able to onsight grade 20 on trad regularly
2. Climb a grade 25
3. Climb something with at least 10 pitches at Yosemite
4. Visit Fontainebleau
5. Boulder a V6
6. Trek in Nepal or Tibet
7. Walk one of the famous tracks in NZ
8. Try ice-climbing somewhere with decent ice (preferably Canada)
9. Look after my wife
10. Have kids and teach them to appreciate nature

dr_fil_good
17/07/2007
4:31:51 PM
Before you die .. .I'd recomment

1 Tour all the places you didn't know that you wanted to go in the world
2 Ride a motorbike
3 Live in Papua New Guinea with a bad-boy bone-nose tribe
4 Smile ear to ear whilst pulling through the crux when ticking a butt hard boulder problem (the crux will be the smiling bit)
5 Moon the queen & defile a historical monument
6 Visit the wonders of the world
7 Boulder at zero g on the moon (it'd be really whacky!!!)
8 Cure boredom
9 Learn to enjoy climbing any route - be it easy, hard, chossy, sharp, watery-fragile-ice, monstrously-contrived etc. etc.
10 Grid bolt Arapiles

Superstu
17/07/2007
9:19:17 PM
Well there I was thinking miserably about my life (dead career, no savings, no house, can't climb anymore) and then I read this thread and realised I've already ticked off half of the lists here. Woohoo I must be doing something with my life after all.

Got 6 of yours wallwombat, 3 of gravity hound, working on all but 9 and 10 of prb, 6 of gordos, 5 of dr fl good, 6 of steph, but none of monty (u must be wierd dude)

Hmm
1. Build my own house
2. Overcome chronic back pain
3. Find a career I am good at that doesn't involve sitting down.
4. Get in pic of the week on chockstone
5. Climb in the Andes one more time.
6. Climb a 'real' grade 20 granite crack route with ease and without scarring.
7. NOT have kids.
8. Play a competitive sport and win something, even if its novice bowling night at the YMCA
9. Understand the auto electrics in my car.
10. Learn to play a single musical instrument well.


Eduardo Slabofvic
17/07/2007
9:27:26 PM
On 17/07/2007 superstu wrote:
>1. Build my own house
>2. Overcome chronic back pain
>3. Find a career I am good at that doesn't involve sitting down.
>4. Rediscover grade 22.
>5. Climb in the Andes one more time.
>6. Climb a 'real' grade 20 granite crack route with ease and without scarring.
>7. NOT have kids.
>8. Play a competitive sport and win something, even if its novice bowling
>night at the YMCA
>9. Understand the auto electrics in my car.
>10. Learn to play a single musical instrument well.
>
Hey! Not fair, they were gonna be my 10

My 10
1 Finish polishing the floor boards
2 Finish the shed
3 Finish the Pergola
4 Finish the deck
5 Finish the paving
6 Finish the plastering
7 Finish the painting
8 Finish the tiling
9 Finish the landscaping
10 Build another house

mousey
17/07/2007
9:44:04 PM
heliboard in alaska, take a boat on a search mission to surf a perfect peeling polynesian break with a couple mates that nobody has ever surfed before, climb a bunch of remote walls/peaks incl FA's (and have to balls to turn around if i cant do it in good style), base jump something big, extended roadtrips on @ least 5 continents, write @ least one book (but hopefully a few of em),
and i suppose make enough dosh doing what i love that i can comfortably support a wife & maybe pump out a couple little mice... but lets wait a while on that one ay

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