Greg Hill's Longest Run
OK, so stating absolutes like "THE Longest Run" may get me in trouble with the nit-picky crowd but I was checking out Greg Hill's blog today where he posted the video below recounting his 7700' ski run off of Hat Peak in the Monashee Range of Canada. While it's not the longest run in the world, it's longer than anything I've ever skied continuously, by nearly 2000', and certainly a feather in your cap. Check it out:
After poking around Greg's blog it's easy to see that this guy is getting after it in a big way but the cool thing is that he's not tooting his horn. Just sharing stoke and seems happy to be out playing in the mountains. He recently posted about ski guiding a group of older skiers whose average age was 62 with the oldest guy being 71. In that post he said:
I would like to ski till I am eighty. To be that old skier who constantly rambles to young kids about how it used to be around here before the ski hill. How Roger's pass was once a quiet solo place.
Reading that reminded me of a guy from Park City that I recently blogged about who for his 60th birthday set out to ski 60K vertical in one day and ended up blowing it away by finishing with just over 84,000'.
So while skiing a run of 7700' is definitely a long one, perhaps Greg's longest run ever will be to ski until he's 80. I hope he, as well as myself, make it that long.
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