500 AMAZING ADVENTURES
Ollie and Harry have begun a series of 500 adventures which they aim to complete before they turn eighteen. Their challenge is to explore the world around them, whilst having as much fun as possible. Their goal is to maximise the time they spend together as a family, to embrace the precious moments and build lasting memories.
They SHARE THEIR ADVENTURES on their Facebook page "THE DAYS ARE JUST PACKED" which can be found here.
The boys embrace the challenges wholeheartedly…and are quick to point out when they have an afternoon free that should be devoted to camping or doing an adventure. Both boys have an infectious enthusiasm and delight in sharing their adventures with anyone willing to listen.
They have already undertaken 218 of these challenges including sending Lego men and a GoPro into space with the help of a high altitude balloon; panning for gold; caving; photographing the seabed; skiing; sleeping in hammocks; and watching the Aurora Borealis.
Recently the boys stormed a castle; they designed their own flag and raised it from the highest point of Warwick Caste, which they now claim as their own!
The adventures are tailored for their age just now and as they get older they will increase in complexity and ambition. Next on the list is a sending the same Lego men that went to space down to the deepest part of the North Sea with the aid of an ROV.
Both boys were shortlisted for the University of Derby’s Young Adventurer of the Year 2014, at the Buxton Adventure Festival.