Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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I'm doing 9 things

How I did it
How to hike the superior hiking trail
It took me
15 days
It made me
addicted hiking.

How to hike the pacific northwest trail
It took me
61 days
It made me

How to go camping in Montana
It took me
24 years
It made me

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Go split boarding
Earn your Turns

I have been snowboarding since 1989 so this winter will be my 20th season. I recently moved to the mountains of Bozeman, Montana where backcountry is measured in the millions of acres with countless couloirs and bowls to be carved. There are no lifts to these hills and people desiring these descents must first make the ascents. I’ve recently become the proud owner of a Prior Khyber split board, Spark R&D bindings, and Voile skins on which I will be experiencing the freedom of the hills this winter and for many winters to come.

Race in the Arrowhead 135
The Arrowhead Winter Ultra

The Arrowhead Winter Ultra is a non-profit human powered ultramarathon on bike, foot or skis, covering 135 miles across the Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota from International Falls near the Canadian border to Tower, MN. The course follows a scenic, hilly, State multi-purpose trail under extreme winter conditions the first Monday of February.

go heli skiing
Fun? Yes. Environmentally friendly? No.

I like the idea of getting into the places and riding the terrain that a helicopter could do for a person but as I move through life I’m finding that human-powered activities are more my cup of tea. Even if it means slaving under the weight of a pack on a split board all the way up the side of a mountain, the turns I get to take will be far more enjoyable once I’ve earned them with my own sweat and labor.

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