18 февраля 2014

A Hill to climb: Greg Hill to ascend 100,000m in a month

Greg Hill

Greg Hill plans to ascend 100,000m in a month. It's a challenge that will test his mind and body to the absolute limit and demand all his powers of endurance to succeed. As yet, he doesn't know if it's possible.

In March Suunto ambassador Greg Hill will attempt to ski 100,000 vertical meters. That's up, as well as down. If he pulls it off, it will be an awe-inspiring achievement.

©zooom.at/Markus BergerWhat makes it all the more challenging is that these will not be repeated ascents on well-groomed pistes at his local ski resort. Instead, in true Suunto style, the ascents will be made in the heart of Canada's backcountry wilderness. Greg will be exploring new lines and making first descents. Nothing will be repeated.

“I've always been curious about my human potential and to see what I can do,” Greg says in his new video about the project.

“I'm a little scared. There are avalanches, there are injuries, there are lots of things that could happen. But I'm going to try.”

But if there's anyone who has a chance of pulling it off it's Greg Hill. In 2010, he skied 610,000m (2 million ft) in a year. He has also skied 15,000m (50,000ft) in a month.

He'll use his Suunto Ambit2 to record his ascents and you'll be able to follow his progress on Movescount.com.

The challenge – in which he’ll struggle to eat enough food to maintain body weight while burning thousands of calories per day – will almost certainly be a first in ski mountaineering.

©zooom.at/Markus BergerIt will require him to spend every waking hour of every day climbing, skiing, eating and traveling and will also involve considerable logistical planning.
“It's intimidating,” he acknowledges.

The challenge will take place in the 38-year-old's backyard — a remote part of British Columbia, Canada. It's the ideal playground.

“There are so many un-skied mountains and lines in the Canadian wilderness around my home. It's just waiting to be explored,” he says.

Check out the video and Greg's website for more details on the project. We'll also be sharing updates on our Facebook page.


О компании Suunto

Компания Suunto была основана в 1936 г. Томасом Вохлоненом (Tuomas Vohlonen), финским любителем спортивного ориентирования и изобретателем жидкостного полевого компаса. С тех пор компания Suunto является одним из лидеров по разработке и инновационным внедрениям в области компьютеров для погружений, измерительных приборов и спортивных часов, используемых искателями приключений во всем мире. От высочайших гор до океанских глубин Suunto вооружает отважных искателей приключений и вдохновляет их на исследование новых территорий.

Штаб-квартира и производственное предприятие Suunto находятся в городе Вантаа, Финляндия. Штат компании насчитывает более 400 человек по всему миру, а рынок сбыта продукции охватывает более 100 стран. Компания является дочерней компанией корпорации Amer Sports, а ее родственные торговые марки включают Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor и Mavic.

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