Bucket List

My Bucket List is my list of all the crazy adventures that I want to do before I die. I’ve read all of the ’1,001 things to do before you die’ books, travel magazines and guides, and am always on the lookout for adventures that blow me away – that have that ‘wow’ factor. I’m always adding to it, and ticking items off one by one…

Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest mountain peaks on each of the world’s seven continents.

☐ Mt. Everest in Asia, at 8,848m

☐ Aconcagua in South America at 6,962m

☐ Mt. McKinley in North America at 6,198m

☑ Mt. Elbrus in Europe at 5,642m

In 2012, I continued on my quest to conquer the Seven summits with my expedition leading me to Russia, and the magnificent Mt. Elbrus…Read more [...]

☐ Vinson Massif in Antarctica at 4,892m

☐ Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia at 2,228m

☑ Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa at 5,893m

In 2009, I committed to my quest to summit seven mountains on seven continents, starting with the peak closest to home…Mount Kilimanjaro. Read more [...]

Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World are the most spectacular natural and manmade structures on this earth.

☐ Christ the Redeemer in Brazil

☑ Machu Picchu in Peru
In April 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the Inca ruins in Machu Picchu in Peru. Read more [...]

☐ Chichen Itza in Mexico

☐ Taj Mahal in India

☑ The Colosseum in Italy

I paid the Colosseum a visit in 2008 on a trip to Italy. Read more [...]

☑ The Great Wall of China

I visited the Great Wall of China in 1991, when I was working and living in the country. Read more [...]

☑ Petra in Jordan

In May 2011, my wife and I took an unforgettable trip through Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Read more [...]

Great dives around the world

Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

☑ Thailand and the Philippines

In 1993, I ticked diving in Thailand and the Philippines off my Bucket List. Read more [...]

☑ Ireland

In 1994, on a visit to Ireland, I took the opportunity to go diving. Read more [...]

☑ Sinai

Ticked off in 1995. Read more [...]

☑ Mozambique

I ticked diving in Mozambique off my Bucket List in 2006. Read more [...]

☑ Zanzibar

Ticked off in 2010. Read more [...]

☑ Eilat in Israel

In May 2011, on a trip through Egypt, Jordan and Israel, I had the chance to dive Eilat. Read more [...]

One-off Adventures

☐ A spin on a MIG fighter jet

☐ Cross the Sahara desert on a camel

☐ Watch the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand

☐ Sail a yacht from Durban to Mozambique, stopping at every harbour between here and there

☑ Skiing in France and Switzerland

Ticked off in 2000!

☑ Hot air ballooning in Magaliesberg

Ticked off in 2009!

☑ Sailing the Greek islands

Ticked off in 2009!

☑ Fox and hound hunting in Ireland

Ticked off in 2010!

☑ Dog sledding in the Arctic Circle

Ticked off in 2010

☑ White water rafting on the Zambezi

In October 2010, with my family in tow, I embarked on a hair-raising trip down the mighty Zambezi. Read more [...]

☑ The Mongol Derby

In August 2011, I attempted the World’s Longest Horse Race – 1,000km across the Mongolian desert. Read more [...]