The Wonderful Rory (A Guy Called Bloke) came up with a question challenge about Adventuring. As my adventure days are on hold answering Rory’s question will be as close as I get to adventure for a while. So here goes.
What are five [in your eyes only] top quality Adventure films?
Touching the Void, North Face – German film and it’s grim, Eiger Sanction, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked…….
What would be your ideal Adventure [not holiday – Adventure]
If you were planning your Adventure of a Lifetime which is the best season for you to go?
Cold and Snow – called Summer in Yorkshire
What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do?
Definitely Climbing never Caving
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year out of the answers below, where would you choose?
In a Castle
Under the Sea
In a Forest
In a Dungeon
On an Alien Planet
On the side of an Active Volcano
In a Castle haunted with nice ghosts. If I could get an Ironman suit then it would be an Alien Planet.
What are three great adventure quotes?
“Climbing up a mountain beats staying at home peeing on your rhubarb” – Bizarrely I came up with that one while climbing in Lake District.
“I look at climbing not so much as standing on the top as seeing the other side. There are always other horizons in front of you, other horizons to go beyond and that’s what I like about climbing.” – Chris Bonington
“Because it’s there” – George Mallory
America is named after?
Was it named after the America’s Cup? Or after Captain America.
Who reached North America first out of the following people’s?
Spanish, British, Vikings, Portuguese
I thought Donald Trump said it was him.
What was Christopher Columbus’s aim of his second voyage to the New world?
Clearly it was to find somewhere unpopulated to discover and claim. Because you can’t discover and claim a land if somebody is already living there.
What happened to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan?
I think it was knocked down to build a big wall. Apparently that part of the world needs one.
What was the most exciting Adventure you have ever been on?
Trying to pick up a Christmas Food order from M&S on Christmas Eve
Where in the world have you had the most fun exploring as an adult?
Lake District Fells
When in Rome, one does as the Roman’s do, however When on a Sandy Beach, one does ……….. ?
Pick up the discarded plastic bottles.
Whilst out and about exploring on an adventure, what is the most scariest thing that has happened to you?
My climbing partner started playing U2 on his Walkman while we were halfway up a rock face.
Of the following choices which would you prefer to explore?
A sunken city
A lost city
A forgotten city
An uninhabited island
An uninhabited island
Would you rather swim with sharks or dolphins?
Can’t swim so sharks (get the agony over with quicker)
What’s the worst piece of travel advice you have ever received?
You look like you know what your doing. You can navigate.
What’s the best piece of travel advice you have ever received?
Don’t get lost
What is on the top of your bucket list?
My bucket list is probably binned now. My efforts will go to letting son achieve his.
Best musical track you can think of for each of the following: explortation, adventuring or travelling?
Iffy Pop – Lust for life
How many countries [or States/Counties] have you visited – please list.
France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, South Africa, Congo
Three items you simply could not travel without?
Camera, Sunglasses, A Whip