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

  • Continents visited: 4 (see: World Travels)
  • Countries visited: 49 (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: 16
    • 1984 (1), 1988 (1), 1993 (1), 1995 (3), 1996 (1), 1997 (1), 1999 (1), 2000 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2015 (2), 2016 (2)
  • 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.

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