Sam Heughan is known to be a keen traveller who loves sampling different cultures. The Outlander star has released books on his travels as well as the Men in Kilts TV shows with pal Graham McTavish, detailing journeys around Scotland and New Zealand.
But there is one place in the world he hasn’t been yet that he is desperate to experience. Heughan, 43, has said it is his ambition to see Mount Everest, the highest peak on planet Earth.
With an elevation of over 29,000 feet, Everest has fascinated adventurers for centuries. And Dumfries and Galloway-born Heughan is no different.
He told the Silence of Set podcast that was his bucket list destination, along with two other extremes at either end of the planet. Heughan said: “That’s [Everest] always been a bucket list for me ever since…just to see it. I was attached to a movie that hasn’t happened, but you never know.
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“And I was working on a possible docu show, but I would just love to see the Himalayas, I’d love to see Everest.” He added: “The Arctic and the Antarctic, I’d love to go to either of those, kind of fascinating. And South America, I’d love to spend more time there.”
Heughan also expressed a deep admiration for Scottish artist James Morrison. Part of the Glasgow Group of painters, Morrison, who died in 2020, was known for his watercolours.
And Heughan said: “I actually have a couple of paintings from an artist called James Morrison who was a Scottish artist. He painted a lot around Scotland but also he painted up in the Arctic, the Arctic Circle, so I’m kind of obsessed with him.”
Heughan is preparing for a screen return in Channel Four thriller The Couple Next Door. The full interview with Silence on Set will be released on Monday.