The Bucket List is Brian and Sylvia’s list of ultimate hiking experiences, which we hope to accomplish in this lifetime. These are widely held to be the best hikes in the world. We may not do them all, but we’ll do our best to do them all.
Before we go any further Brian wishes to state, for the record, that he
passionately despises does not personally care for the phrase “Bucket List.” It is his intention, however, to use the term on these pages for the sake of convenience, the phrase being widely used. Those of you interested in a much longer and more vehement rant on the subject of Bucket Lists may simply click the word ‘rant’…don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Brian and Sylvia’s personal Bucket List Hikes:
Fitz Roy Traverse, Patagonia Scheduled 2019
Torres Del Paine “W”, Patagonia* Scheduled 2019
Cirque of the Towers, WY * TBD
Alta Via 2, The Dolomites, ITA TBD
We have moved these to the “Overflow Bucket” list…We’re gonna have to get a bigger bucket.
The Llampu Circuit, Bolivia TBD
Peaks of Northern Spain TBD
Isle of Sky/Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland TBD
The Alpine High Pass Route TBD
West Coast of England/Wales TBD
Teton Crest Trail TBD
*These are the ones which Sylvia pronounces her favorites, other than her top bucket list item which is to own the world’s largest hair dryer.
*Sylvia has added Cirque of the Towers to her Favorites! Yippee!
*Update: Sylvia demands to know why the Haute Route is ‘so low on the list!’
*Norway is now one of Sylvia’s favorites!!!!
+ The most impossible ask on this list. It is easier to drink from the Fountain of Youth out of the Holy Grail than it is to get a permit to hike in the Lake O’Hara back country.
(Note that in addition to the above, Brian has individually completed three actual Bucket List level Hikes…the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim, The Rae Lakes Loop and Mount St. Helens. Sylvia meanwhile accomplished a major Bucket List item by marrying the World’s Handsomest Man in 2009.)