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My father, older brother, and I have been trying to set personal records of any kind for many years. These include anything from the most countries visited, the highest mountain climbed, the furthest north or south in latitude, the most timezones visited, etc. It is a hobby of sorts.
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My father, older brother, and I have been trying to set personal records of any kind for many years. These include anything from the most countries visited, the highest mountain climbed, the furthest north or south in latitude, the most time zones visited, etc. It is a hobby of sorts.
  
Below is a list of my personal records:
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Below is a ''very incomplete'' list of my personal records (always adding more):
  
* Most continents visited: 4
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* Continents visited: '''4''' (see: [[:Category:World Travels|World Travels]])
* Most countries visited: 44
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* Countries visited: {{countries}} (see: [[:Category:World Travels|World Travels]])
* Furthest northern latitude: 68.36N (Long:18.82E)
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* Furthest northern latitude: '''68°18'20"N''' (north of the Arctic Circle) (Long: 18°38'49"E). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abisko Abisko, Lapland, Sweden] (August, 1997).
* Furthest southern latitude: 20°13′S (Long: 70°10′W)
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* Furthest southern latitude: '''20°13'S''' (Long: 70°10'W). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IquiqueIquique, Chile] (1992) (in the Atacama Desert).
* Highest mountain climbed: Imbabura volcano at 15,118 feet (see [[:Category:Mountain climbing|Mountain climbing]]).
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* Time zones crossed: '''19 of 24'''
* Most number of times crossing the Atlantic: 11
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* Highest mountain climbed: [[wikipedia:Imbabura_Volcano|Imbabura volcano, Ecuador]] in 1993; at '''4,620 m''' (0°26′N 78°18′W) (see [[:Category:Mountain climbing|Mountain climbing]]).
** 1984 (1), 1988 (1), 1993 (1), 1995 (3), 1996 (1), 1997 (1), 1999 (1), 2000 (1), 2005 (1)
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* Stood on:
* Most number of times crossing the Pacific: 4
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** The '''Equator''' — Ecuador
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** The '''Tropic of Cancer''' (23°26'22") — Mexico
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* Number of times crossing the Atlantic Ocean: '''24'''
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** 1984 (1), 1988 (1), 1993 (1), 1995 (3), 1996 (1), 1997 (1), 1999 (1), 2000 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2015 (2), 2016 (4), 2017 (2), 2018 (2), 2019 (1), 2020 (1)
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* Number of times crossing the Pacific Ocean: '''4'''
 
** 1995 (1), 1996 (3)
 
** 1995 (1), 1996 (3)
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* Long flights:
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** Nice, France » London, UK » Copenhagen, DK » Seattle, WA; June 2006
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** Pittsburgh, PA » Washington DC » Copenhagen, Denmark; August 2005
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** Portland, Oregon » Dublin, Ireland (round-trip)
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** Houston, Texas » Narita, Japan (4 times)
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** Quito, Ecuador » Paris, France » Vienna, Austria; September 1993
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* Long automobile trips:
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** Chicago, IL » Milwaukee, WI » Minneapolis, MN » Fargo, ND » Billings, MT » Coeur d'Alene, ID » Seattle, WA; June 2012 (3,357 km/2,086 mi)
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** Monaco » Milano » Ljubljana » Rotterdam (via Austria and Germany) » Berlin » Copenhagen » Berlin » Ljubjlana (via Dresden, Salzburg, Villach, etc) » Monaco; April 2006 (round-trip)
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** Corvallis, OR » Boston, Massachusetts (4 times; round-trip)
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** Corvallis, OR » Denver, CO » Houston, TX » Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia (September 2004)
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** Corvallis, OR » Seattle, WA » Vancouver, BC (round-trip)
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** Corvallis, OR » Los Angeles, CA » Tijuana, Mexico (round-trip)
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** San Diego, CA » Sacramento, CA » Corvallis, OR (January 1998)
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** Vienna, Austria » Moscow, Russia (round-trip)
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** Lima, Peru » Quito, Ecuador (round-trip)
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* Long train trips:
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** Monaco » Nice » Marseille » Montpellier » Perpignan » Barcelona; April 2006 (round-trip)
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** Ljubljana, Slovenia » Abisko, Sweden; August 1997 (round-trip)
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** Warsaw, Poland » Moscow, Russia; 1994 (4 times; round-trip)
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** Lima, Peru » La Paz, Bolivia (round-trip)
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** Arequipa, Peru » Iquique, Chile; 1992 (round-trip)
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* Largest crowd performed for: '''~5000''' (singer, dancer). Warsaw, Poland (1994)
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** Also performed live on National Polish Television on Christmas Day in 1993.
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** Also performed live for the opening of the European Ice-skating Chapionships, Warsaw, Poland (Winter 1994).
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== Other ==
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; Lake Titicaca (I swam in this lake): highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3821 m above sea level. It is also South America's largest freshwater lake, with a surface area of approximately 8300 square kilometres.
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==External links==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abisko Wikipedia article on '''Abisko, Sweden''']
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iquique Wikipedia article on '''Iquique, Chile''']
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbabura Wikipedia article on '''Imbabura, Ecuador''']
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titicaca Wikipedia article on '''Lake Titicaca''']
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:57, 13 February 2020

My father, older brother, and I have been trying to set personal records of any kind for many years. These include anything from the most countries visited, the highest mountain climbed, the furthest north or south in latitude, the most time zones visited, etc. It is a hobby of sorts.

Below is a very incomplete list of my personal records (always adding more):

  • Continents visited: 4 (see: World Travels)
  • Countries visited: 52 (see: World Travels)
  • Furthest northern latitude: 68°18'20"N (north of the Arctic Circle) (Long: 18°38'49"E). Abisko, Lapland, Sweden (August, 1997).
  • Furthest southern latitude: 20°13'S (Long: 70°10'W). Chile (1992) (in the Atacama Desert).
  • Time zones crossed: 19 of 24
  • Highest mountain climbed: Imbabura volcano, Ecuador in 1993; at 4,620 m (0°26′N 78°18′W) (see Mountain climbing).
  • Stood on:
    • The Equator — Ecuador
    • The Tropic of Cancer (23°26'22") — Mexico
  • Number of times crossing the Atlantic Ocean: 24
    • 1984 (1), 1988 (1), 1993 (1), 1995 (3), 1996 (1), 1997 (1), 1999 (1), 2000 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2015 (2), 2016 (4), 2017 (2), 2018 (2), 2019 (1), 2020 (1)
  • Number of times crossing the Pacific Ocean: 4
    • 1995 (1), 1996 (3)
  • Long flights:
    • Nice, France » London, UK » Copenhagen, DK » Seattle, WA; June 2006
    • Pittsburgh, PA » Washington DC » Copenhagen, Denmark; August 2005
    • Portland, Oregon » Dublin, Ireland (round-trip)
    • Houston, Texas » Narita, Japan (4 times)
    • Quito, Ecuador » Paris, France » Vienna, Austria; September 1993
  • Long automobile trips:
    • Chicago, IL » Milwaukee, WI » Minneapolis, MN » Fargo, ND » Billings, MT » Coeur d'Alene, ID » Seattle, WA; June 2012 (3,357 km/2,086 mi)
    • Monaco » Milano » Ljubljana » Rotterdam (via Austria and Germany) » Berlin » Copenhagen » Berlin » Ljubjlana (via Dresden, Salzburg, Villach, etc) » Monaco; April 2006 (round-trip)
    • Corvallis, OR » Boston, Massachusetts (4 times; round-trip)
    • Corvallis, OR » Denver, CO » Houston, TX » Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia (September 2004)
    • Corvallis, OR » Seattle, WA » Vancouver, BC (round-trip)
    • Corvallis, OR » Los Angeles, CA » Tijuana, Mexico (round-trip)
    • San Diego, CA » Sacramento, CA » Corvallis, OR (January 1998)
    • Vienna, Austria » Moscow, Russia (round-trip)
    • Lima, Peru » Quito, Ecuador (round-trip)
  • Long train trips:
    • Monaco » Nice » Marseille » Montpellier » Perpignan » Barcelona; April 2006 (round-trip)
    • Ljubljana, Slovenia » Abisko, Sweden; August 1997 (round-trip)
    • Warsaw, Poland » Moscow, Russia; 1994 (4 times; round-trip)
    • Lima, Peru » La Paz, Bolivia (round-trip)
    • Arequipa, Peru » Iquique, Chile; 1992 (round-trip)
  • Largest crowd performed for: ~5000 (singer, dancer). Warsaw, Poland (1994)
    • Also performed live on National Polish Television on Christmas Day in 1993.
    • Also performed live for the opening of the European Ice-skating Chapionships, Warsaw, Poland (Winter 1994).

Other

Lake Titicaca (I swam in this lake)
highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3821 m above sea level. It is also South America's largest freshwater lake, with a surface area of approximately 8300 square kilometres.

External links