1 april 2014

Greg Hill's 'March Madness' is over

He's done it! After 31 days on a pair of skis in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, Greg Hill has succeeded in his mission to clock 100,000m of vertical ascent.
In a post shared late on Monday he wrote, “Month of madness complete. A 100km or 328,000 foot human powered powder session…”

On his final day he was pounding the mountains of his home town of Revelstoke for almost 11 hours in a bid to complete his goal. His tally at the end of the day: an ascent of 3,167 m. Check out the route details and his most recent ascents as recorded on his Ambit2 on his Movescount profile — and prepare to be humbled and inspired.

Regular alpine ski tourers will typically hike and ski around 1,500 m in day. Greg has been ski-touring up to 4,000 m a day, day after day all month.  His route profiles are truly awe-inspiring.

What makes the achievement all the more extraordinary is that he has been doing it in the backcountry, breaking trail in deep snow, climbing remote summits and skiing epic lines. Before setting off, Greg told us it was never just about the numbers but about the experience and the chance to explore remote mountains.

Right now he's is most likely either in a hot tub or trying to replace some of those 200,000 odd calories he's burnt —maybe both. As soon as we've caught up with him we'll post the trip's full details.

In the meantime, you can see Greg's latest posts on his Instagram account.

All images ©Bruno Long 
 
 


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