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: I reached my second million August 16, 2015. So the first million took roughly 20 years, while the second million required only 3 years 2 months and 13 days.

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osatrik

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

Congratulations

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

gimpilator

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

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

Re: and then!

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

Marcsoltan

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

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

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

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

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

Amazing

Wow, what a lifetime achievement !

gimpilator

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

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

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

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

A Double Whammy!

Beautiful shot! Awesome achievement! Congratulations...

gimpilator

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

Re: A Double Whammy!

Thanks Mark!

EricChu

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 calculated...one million feet, that's something like 300 kilometers...my God, Adam, you're in outer space!!! Careful of the atmospheric friction when coming back down! :D
Cheers,
Eric

gimpilator

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

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

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

Re: Glacial Blue

Thanks!

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