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.
...and thanks for leading the final pitch to the summit for the OSAT 2012 group.
My pleasure Rik. Thank you for being our team leader and showing us the route.
a MILLION thanks (O:
Ciao (O: Adam.
to get a dollar for every vertical foot that you climb!
Okay, make that 10 bucks for each foot.
Wouldn't that be something? Enough money to climb all the time and never work. Thanks Marc.
Is that Sloan in the background ... it looks
so majestic from this angle. Outstanding!
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.
Wow, what a lifetime achievement !
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.
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."
Good advice. At the current rate it should only take about 7000 years to reach a billion.
Beautiful shot! Awesome achievement! Congratulations...
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
Very funny. I wonder how long it would take to acclimatize to 300 kilometers. That's pretty far into the death zone.
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"?
Yes. Now I want to be a millionaire with the dollars and not only altitude.
Beautiful ice there at 7500 feet. Congratulations!