Go Big

Jan 1, 2006
Outside Magazine
Live It Up

Visit Outside Online's collection of life-list goals from Dean Karnazes, Brad Ludden, and more—and share your own must-do adventures.

Kelly Slater

RETURN OF THE SURF GOD: Kelly Slater, pictured here in Malibu, California, won his seventh world title on November 8, 2005.

Because every second you're not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we've handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list of 50 things to do before you die—from climbing an 8,000-meter peak to making the perfect martini. Pro surfer Kelly Slater kicks things off with advice on how to set a goal and achieve it. Plus we've got 15 essential fitness tips so you're ready to seize whatever adventure comes your way in 2006. This is your year to make it happen.

There's no time like now to start living large, and we'll show you how: 50 feats, quests, and random acts of adrenaline that are guaranteed to blow your mind. Highlights include:

Make a Comeback Like Kelly Slater

Bag an 8,000-meter Peak with Ed Viesturs

Race Hawaii's Ironman with Tim DeBoom

Climb El Cap with Tommy Caldwell

Sail an Ocean with Emma Richards

Kayak the Grand Canyon with Brad Ludden

Ride the Tour with Chris Carmichael

Heli-Ski Alaska with Doug Combs

PLUS: Loving a dog , biking to work , crush grapes with your bare feet , and 15 Essential Fitness Tips from Paul Scott