World‘s Extreme Travelers

The Process: How to find the Group of the „Extreme Travelers" objectively?

Travelers are ranked in 9 renowned lists set-up by official institutions and travel clubs, practically all lists, no selection:
  • Official institutions: (1) UN list of all countries + territories, (2) ISO list of the administrative units of all countries, (3) UNESCO World Heritage List, (4) Tentative List of the UNESCO,
  • Travel clubs: (5) Travelers‘ Century Club; (6) Most Traveled People, (7) Nomad Mania TBT and (8) NM TBT Series (the accumulation of now 25 special lists), and the (9) World‘s Greatest Globetrotters.
We define „extreme travelers“ as those who excel in these lists: They belong to the Top 10 at least in one list. Their „points“ in these lists define them objectively. Since the number of the lists grow we want to be a collecting tank for all lists in existence and those still to come. We make a cross-comparison of all lists by a simple adding of ranks, so simple, so clear that everybody can agree with this.

All the data are from Apr 20, 2018, all from NM TBT if possible. We don‘t change anything, we only combine existing data, nothing else. The process shows two dimensions of traveling: Not only intensity in some aspects, but the breadth of the travel spectrum as well. 

The Result: The Top Forty


1

55

Frank W. Grosse-Oetringhaus

2

69

Don Parrish

3

70

Jorge Sanchez

4

73

Jarl Hardenmark

5

74

Steve Newcomer

6

78

Michael Runkel

6

78

Thomas Büchler

6

78

Sascha Grabow

9

80

Markus Lundgren

10

82

Igor Sergeev

10

82

Alexander Newckij

10

82

Harry Mitsidis

10

82

Heinz Stücke

14

83

André Brugiroux

14

83

Bill Altaffer

16

84

Nadezda Lazareva

16

84

Bob Bonifas

16

84

Frank Rainer

19

85

Jeff Shea

20

86

Roman Brühwiler

21

90

Teodoro Murallon

22

91

Rainer Roesky

22

91

Charles Veley

22

91

Kari-Matti Valtari

25

93

Jagan. Srinivasaraghavan

25

93

Artemy Lebedev

27

94

Eki Siivonen

27

94

Geri Winkler

27

94

Gustav Adolf Junge

27

94

Els Slots

31

95

Valentin Sazhin

31

95

Bart Hackley

31

95

Carl-Gustaf Siby

31

95

Tony Childs

35

96

Jack Goldstein

35

96

Kaname Saito

35

96

Patrick Maselis

38

97

Selman Arinc

38

97

Roman Hartman

38

97

Joao Paulo Peixoto

The first figure is the overall rank, the second figure is the sum of all ranks in the 9 lists; see for the exact procedure the matrix, pages 7 and 8.

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full explanation, pages 2-15
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