As the clock nears midnight, and the curtain drops on 2010, one of the year’s big adventures comes to a successful conclusion today as Backcountry Athlete Greg Hill has completed his quest to ski and climb 2 million vertical feet in a single calendar year.
According to this post over at The Goat Blog, Greg finished up earlier today at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, where a group of friends and family were on hand to salute his accomplishment. Hill’s Backcountry Bio Page now marks his total at 2,000,716 feet.
To put this accomplishment in perspective, in order to achieve 2 million vertical feet in a 12 month period, Greg had to average 5480 feet of climbing and skiing each and every day of the year. That is some serious dedication and a very impressive feat athletic feat.
Congratulations to Greg on achieving this spectacular goal. Now take a day off and head to the beach or something.