2 Million Vertical Feet
A short video by Greg Hill.
World renowned ski mountaineer Greg Hill is going to search as high and as far as he can to find his personal limits. Ten years in the making; this will be his ultimate test. In 2010 he will attempt to climb and ski over 2 million feet, somewhat like climbing from the sea to the top of Everest 70+ times, or once every 5 days.
This will not be someone lapping a ski hill, but someone out exploring, searching out new descents and mountains he has not climbed. Exploring the ranges of Canada, USA and South America. Climbing and skiing off the highest and most beautiful mountains. Throughout this mission he will film and document each adventure, bringing viewers to these summits and snow slopes, and into his psyche as he digs deeper than ever before.
Greg has trained for over ten years for this, always dreaming of his true potential. During those years he set himself apart by climbing and skiing efficiently and passionately. He was the first person to ski tour 50 000 feet in 24 hours, a world record at the time. Not content with mediocrity Greg pushed himself in the backcountry, pioneering many first descents and long epic ski traverses. His passion for powder saw him climb & ski a million feet the 2004-05 winter season, earning him a place as one of National Geographics™ top Adventurers in 2006. He continued his vertical obsession with 80 ten thousand foot days in 06-07, skiing 990 000 in 5.5 months. All this because he was the youngest in a family of 6 and needed to make a bit of noise to be noticed.
This is about adventure that never stops, challenges that never end, and the endless potential of the mountains. 2 million feet of human powered vertical, 100+ mountains and many many great moments.
Update: April 7 2010; 23 summits, 575 000 ft in 76 days of ski mountaineering