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Sci Alpinismo : Greg Hill sets a new record in Canada


THE CANADIAN SKI MOUNTAINEER 31 DAYS MANAGED TO TAKE 100.000 METRES OF ASCENT WITH SEAL SKINS. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT SPORTSMAN AND AS TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE FEAT

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Greg Hill had stated that he wanted to see how far he could go with his skis from ski mountaineering. The response l ’ had at the end of March, When, Once deposited l ’ equipment, He left behind the distance of 700 km, for a positive gain of 100.628 meters (10 times l ’ height of Mount Everest). With this company Greg Hill has managed to accomplish 100 kilometers in vertical and demonstrated that, When it comes to locations “vertical”, There is no one like him ’. L ’ feat was accomplished not on a predetermined path and repeated over time, for example within the Ski Resort he owned, but along different routes from time to time in the pristine Canadian territory ’. The paths were identified thanks to a careful planning and evaluation ’, as much as possible, Avalanche risk.

Greg has been facing days that have put a strain on, to the limits of exhaustion. In one month he lost 5 kg (not that he was overweight, Indeed), reached the top of 10 large peaks and was in danger of being overwhelmed by an avalanche. About commented: “I saw the biggest recent avalanches 30 age. Huge masses coming down ... scary. I had to use all my knowledge to keep me safe, It wasn't easy, but it went well. I always fear of mountains ... this way I can make the correct decisions, tend not to dare”. However the slopes were, in about say: “EPIC”.

“It was a great adventure” says the 38 year-old Suunto Ambassador, He is now at his home in Revelstoke, in British Columbia, for a while’ closed, and adds: “everything was difficult, from waking up in the morning until every single goal. I really wanted to proceed on my journey, knowing that the reward would be an unforgettable skiing”. Every day Greg continued his quest for skiing 10 hours and walking among the 3.000 e i 4.000 vertical metres. During such releases disheartened seemed to take the upper hand but has gritted my teeth giving all his energy. Yet Greg: “There were times when I felt an insane to have embarked on a company like ’”.

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In particolare, Greg makes mention of the terrible day of 6 March, When mild temperatures and rain have created nightmarish conditions ... “The weight of my skiing was probably arrived in 20 kg because of snow attached, It was a moment so hard”. But there were also situations of great contentment, as when faced beautiful rides solo. Not only. Some friends of Greg helped him in the early days, While his wife Tracey and his two sons, Charley and Aiden, seven and eight years respectively, they reached for the completion of the ’ the last part of the ascent of the Mackenzie mountains. For Greg, as he himself said, be able to reach the Summit with his family was a ’ priceless experience.

In total Greg skied along 117 different paths: “In many of these routes I found incredible gullies and walls. ’ has been a great experience. I love the challenge of ’ rise, but the reward of the descent is the true reason why I do it. Covering the locations in Movescount (the sports platform 2.0 Suunto, Ed) and I realize how much there is still to do and skiing. Basically there are infinite paths!”.

Before this company, more specifically in 2010, Greg became famous for having reached the 610.000 vertical metres in one year. But that is no reason to stay sleeping on his record, In fact, one thing is for sure: Greg will continue their adventures!

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