Reaching 1 Million

Reaching 1 Million

It's kind of silly to keep track, but on this climb I reached a lifetime accumulation gain of 1,000,000 vertical feet. My friend Alexei Evans took this photo of me on the summit of Hinkhouse Peak (7560 feet) June 3, 2012. Posted with his permission.

Note: Since this photo was taken I reached my second million and third million.

on Jun 7, 2012 1:14 am
Image ID: 794014


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osatrik - Jun 7, 2012 2:29 am - Hasn't voted


...and thanks for leading the final pitch to the summit for the OSAT 2012 group.


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 3:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations

My pleasure Rik. Thank you for being our team leader and showing us the route.


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 3:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: and then!

a MILLION thanks (O:
Ciao (O: Adam.


Marcsoltan - Jun 7, 2012 11:12 am - Voted 10/10

Wouldn't be nice...

to get a dollar for every vertical foot that you climb!
Okay, make that 10 bucks for each foot.

Congrats, Adam.


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 3:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wouldn't be nice...

Wouldn't that be something? Enough money to climb all the time and never work. Thanks Marc.


lcarreau - Jun 7, 2012 11:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Congrats ..

Is that Sloan in the background ... it looks
so majestic from this angle. Outstanding!


gimpilator - Jun 22, 2012 10:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats ..

Good guess! Actually it's Tower Mountain. To the left of it is Golden Horn and to the right, further back is Azurite Peak and Mount Ballard.


DrJonnie - Jun 8, 2012 1:53 am - Hasn't voted


Wow, what a lifetime achievement !


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 3:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

Thank you. I'm sure there's plenty of people who have done a lot more but it is nice to see a round number.


Noondueler - Jun 8, 2012 2:25 am - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

You are a verticle beast, an alpine Neanderthal. May you become a billionaire.

Safety- British climbing legend Don Whillans: "The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too."


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 3:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Good advice. At the current rate it should only take about 7000 years to reach a billion.


MarkDidier - Jun 8, 2012 7:19 am - Voted 10/10

A Double Whammy!

Beautiful shot! Awesome achievement! Congratulations...


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 3:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Double Whammy!

Thanks Mark!


EricChu - Jun 8, 2012 12:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

And congrats for the 1'000'000 feet! :-) That is something to celebrate! :-)
I just million feet, that's something like 300 God, Adam, you're in outer space!!! Careful of the atmospheric friction when coming back down! :D


gimpilator - Jun 19, 2012 4:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Very funny. I wonder how long it would take to acclimatize to 300 kilometers. That's pretty far into the death zone.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Jun 8, 2012 9:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Epic Million Picture

That is a great picture to top off that number!

I'm glad to see how far you've gotten. Any plans now that your a "millionaire"?


gimpilator - Jun 22, 2012 10:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Epic Million Picture

Yes. Now I want to be a millionaire with the dollars and not only altitude.

WebTraveler - Jun 8, 2012 9:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Glacial Blue

Beautiful ice there at 7500 feet. Congratulations!


gimpilator - Jun 22, 2012 10:58 am - Hasn't voted

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