Now we Brits have always liked a challenge, but with much of the world now conquered it's becoming increasingly difficult to find something new to tackle.
But an intrepid team of four have come up with something novel - they're attempting to complete a straight line journey - from one end of Britain to the other.
As Ian Lang reports, they will have to travel through some of the most extreme environments.
30 years ago Britain was at war with Argentina. Today veterans will take part in events to remember those lost in the conflict. Richard Jones has been speaking to some of them about their memories.
There will be an increased security presence in Brighton today as representatives of 47 member nations from the Council of Europe gather to discuss reform of the European Court of Human Rights.
The Justice Secretary Ken Clark is hoping to reduce the number of cases which go to Strasbourg by asking all countries in the EU to consider human rights implications at a national level.
David Cameron has called for the less interference from the EU in British judicial proceedings.