Not Yet Been There

Tour de France 2017I guess the climbs in my ‘Been there, done that‘ list, are enough to fill anyone’s bucket list.

However, there are so many more I would like to get on the list.

Heck, I suppose there are more on the ‘Not been there, love to do that’ list 😂

Some of those I could cover if I’d just plan that trip to the Pyrenees.

Like the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Hautacam, Peyresourde and Superbagnères, to name a few.

We almost did go to the French – Spanish border back in 2015, but eventually went to Italy instead.

Because that is where my heart is, in the Dolomites, God’s own backyard.

But even after two trips there, I have not ‘conquered’ all of them.

Giro d'Italia 2015Many, but not all…

Which, by the way, is also true for the Alps in (South-East) France, where we’ve been twice too.

Apart from the Pyrenees, I have a few climbs on my list, some of which I may never actually get to do:

Trollstigen (NOR), Transfăgărășan (ROE), Bealach na Ba (SCO), Colle del Nivolet (ITA), Grosse Scheidegg (AUS), Timmelsjoch (AUS/ITA), Rettenbachgletscher (AUS), Nufenen (SUI)…

Just a few and so many, many more 🤪

And that’s only in Europe.

Even less likely to ever make it to my list of completed climbs, are those on other continents.

Like in the US: Dante’s View, Mount Palomar, Mount Lemmon, Pikes Peak…

Life’s too short.

What’s on your bucket list, either as ‘done’ or ‘to do’? Let me know in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Not Yet Been There”

  1. I am going to the Vosges this year going for the Grand Balllon 🚴‍♂️👊, another must do climb for the list 🙂

  2. Hi Robert,

    My list of climbs is empty. I haven’t yet cycled any climbs in Europe. ‘Not yet been there’! However, I intend make a trip to Europe this year or next year to climb some mythic climbs.

    Best regards,


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