MoapaPk wrote:Wow, such competition. Gotta go to a NYE party, so gotta be brief.
At first, Darija's numbers seemed amazing. Then I recalled that I average at least 4000' of gain per week. A lot of it is subtle; two desert peaks this week, routes that were generally untouched, one with a lot of class 4 climbing. Only 2300' gain on the harder one, 3900' on the two easier peaks. But it does add up.
I don't try to whoop anyone's ass but mine. I have my own limits -- bluntly, worse limits than most folks -- that I must always test, check, recheck. At 56, I don't expect a lot of improvement, so I just go on. I'm often the youngest member of the group.
A much greater success: I led a bunch of trips to obscure places, got everyone there and back safely, and helped a lot of people face their limits, overcome them, and return happy and proud. I'm not sure how to put that stat in competitive terms, but it makes me feel a lot better than the total elevation gain. I guess that kind of introspection comes with age.
Amen, and again Amen! "None but ourselves"