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Greg Hill

Postby speth » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:04 pm

Ka-Pow! Mr Monster Legs, by the sounds of it...

Colorado ski mountaineers may recognize Hill's name as that of the randonee racer who joined Crested Butte's Jimmy Faust in setting the world record for vertical feet climbed and skied during the now-defunct 24 Hours of Sunlight race in 2006. But that 50,100 vertical spin over the course of a planetary revolution paled in comparison with the resolution Hill set for himself in 2010.

The 35-year-old from Revelstoke, British Columbia, rang in the new year with a world record for vertical feet climbed and skied in a calendar year, hitting his goal of 2 million on Dec. 30, 2010, with friends and family on Rogers Pass before tacking on another 10,000 for good measure at his home hill on New Year's Eve.


Going vertical: Greg Hill sets world record for climbing, skiing down - http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_17003187
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Re: Greg Hill

Postby lordhelmut » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:12 pm

You think you've seen it all till something like this comes along. Thats absurd, to say Greg Hill is badass would be the understatement of the millenium.
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Re: Greg Hill

Postby coloradokevin » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:43 am

Wow. 2,010,000 vertical feet in a year comes out to a mere 5,507 vertical feet DAILY for the entire year. Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of days when it isn't possible to do long skin lines in a lot of places, so I'd assume that he probably has quite a few 10,000 VF days in there.

This guy must be a lung wtih legs.
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Re: Greg Hill

Postby gdthomas » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:16 am

An impressive accomplishment indeed, especially keeping track of it all. For those signed up for Epic MIx at the five Vail resorts you can now tally your vertical feet skied basd on the vertical rise of the chairs you ride and a computer does the math for you. The era of measuring skiing in days has gone the way of the Dodo.
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Re: Greg Hill

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:34 am

gdthomas wrote:An impressive accomplishment indeed, especially keeping track of it all. For those signed up for Epic MIx at the five Vail resorts you can now tally your vertical feet skied basd on the vertical rise of the chairs you ride and a computer does the math for you. The era of measuring skiing in days has gone the way of the Dodo.

Except 1 full day in the BC usually adds up to 3,000-5,000' max (at least for me). That's a short day at the resort!

That reminds me - when are you getting the AT setup and joining me for some peaks?
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Re: Greg Hill

Postby gdthomas » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:25 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
gdthomas wrote:An impressive accomplishment indeed, especially keeping track of it all. For those signed up for Epic MIx at the five Vail resorts you can now tally your vertical feet skied basd on the vertical rise of the chairs you ride and a computer does the math for you. The era of measuring skiing in days has gone the way of the Dodo.

Except 1 full day in the BC usually adds up to 3,000-5,000' max (at least for me). That's a short day at the resort!

That reminds me - when are you getting the AT setup and joining me for some peaks?


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Re: Greg Hill

Postby cheeseburglar » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:08 pm

If you think you are in shape, read his blog.
http://www.greghill.ca/
He says stuff like this:
I was wondering how many runs I have taken so far this year and in 261 days I have averaged 7520 ft a day with 1019 runs total.

Exhausted. There is not a lot of ummmfff in my steps these days, I am still able to pull of big days but it is requiring many hours. 10770 ft today but it took close to 8 hours. Wicked skiing though, faceshots and power sluffing. Such a great way to finish off this mission.


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Re: Greg Hill

Postby tmahon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:12 pm

Super impressive.

There's a great interview with him on Powder online right now - http://www.powdermag.com/features/onlineexclusive/domo-arigato-mr-roboto/

Well worth the read.

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