Reaching 2 Million

Reaching 2 Million

It's kind of silly to keep track, but on this climb I reached a lifetime accumulation gain of 2,000,000 vertical feet. My friend Josh Lewis took this photo of me near the summit of Dip Top Peak (7291 feet) August 16, 2015. Posted with his permission.

Note: I reached my first million June 3, 2012. The first took roughly 20 years.  The second million required 3 years 2 months and 13 days.  2 years, 1 month and 20 days after this photos was taken, I completed my 3rd million.

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EricChu - Dec 9, 2015 6:12 pm - Voted 10/10


Beautiful place and excellent shot, Adam!


gimpilator - Dec 10, 2015 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks Eric! For many years I have seen photos of Mount Daniel from the north, but the smaller peaks of Dip Top and Lynch are rarely climbed. It's worth a trip to Dip Top Gap just for the view of Pea Soup Lake and the Lynch Glacier.


dadndave - Dec 9, 2015 6:46 pm - Voted 10/10


I'd say you are now sufficiently prepared to tackle Olympus Mons.


gimpilator - Dec 10, 2015 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations

I wish. If only we had mountains that large here on earth.


awilsondc - Dec 9, 2015 10:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Man, that's crazy!

I don't really keep track of my stats, but sometimes I wish I did. Milestones like this are really cool, congratulations! Here's to the next million! :)


gimpilator - Dec 10, 2015 8:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Man, that's crazy!

Thanks very much! Do you use Peakbagger? It's a nice easy way to keep track of a lot of fun nerdy stuff like gain and lists and whatnot. That's how I figured it out. Even if you don't keep track of stats it's still an excellent resource.


Marcsoltan - Dec 9, 2015 11:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Next million...

here we come! I figure the way you've been going it shouldn't take much more than a year or two!
Congrats and Happy climbing!


gimpilator - Dec 10, 2015 9:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Next million...

Thanks Marc! When I realized that I had made another million, I started to wonder how long the first and second took, so I looked up the dates. Now I also can't help wondering how long the next will take. So far I'm at 358k gain for the year, but I think it would be very challenging to go above 400k in a year. However my girlfriend Heather did 700k gain this year just on the Appalachian Trail, plus another 200k+ with me, so she might have broken a million in a single year. Happy climbing to you as well! :)


Noondueler - Dec 11, 2015 12:27 am - Voted 10/10

Major Tom to ground....

You're already 378 miles into space son!


gimpilator - Dec 13, 2015 11:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Major Tom to ground....

Lol. Can you hear me Major Tom...

Which is also 609 kilometers. :)


Lodewijk - Dec 11, 2015 3:40 am - Voted 10/10


Congrats man! 2,000,000 vertical feet will probably take me 6 lifetimes ;-) (or I should move closer to the mountains)
Also: Great shot!


gimpilator - Dec 13, 2015 12:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats

Thanks! The photo credit goes to Josh Lewis. I appreciate him allowing me to post his photo.

I've got a climbing friend who lives in Amsterdam. It must be tough, but he seems to get out a lot.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Dec 11, 2015 10:54 am - Voted 10/10

Well done!

A beautiful photo too. I remember that when I moved here in 1983, the Lynch Glacier covered about 3/4 of Pea Soup Lake. Still beautiful, but a little sad. Keep on climbing. You're an inspiration to us old folk.


gimpilator - Dec 13, 2015 12:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Well done!

Thanks! You are the one of the ones we look up to.

I find the progression of Pea Soup and recession of Lynch fascinating, but also sad. I'd be curious to see photos from the time when the entire lake was covered. It seems like the color of the water is also darkening. All that silt must be settling a bit.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Dec 18, 2015 11:45 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Well done!

Ask and ye shall receive!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Dec 11, 2015 12:09 pm - Voted 10/10


A superb shot and a great result!
I keep a record of my climbing, but I've never tried to sum the differences in height....
Happy climbing!


gimpilator - Dec 14, 2015 10:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats

Thank you. Any idea how many pitches you have climbed? Or perhaps an estimate? Happy climbing! :)

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Dec 14, 2015 1:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Congrats

I have no idea how many pitches i have climbed, but I have gained 1000 summits at the end of 2011. At moment I have not made the upgrade.... but I hope to climb again a few more! We say "incrociamo le dita", "let cross our fingers!"
Thank you and happy climbing to you, too!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Dec 11, 2015 2:35 pm - Voted 10/10


That is certainly an impressive figure!


gimpilator - Dec 14, 2015 12:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations,


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