That is a very interesting idea. In fact that appeals to me more than say trying for the 7 summits. The summits might get you better bragging rights but the the thought of intimately knowing a place like this is more appealing to me. Too bad I'm not local.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)