Photo By freetoeknee
It’s that time of year again, folks. The Grouse Grind opened on May 13th and it’s already chock full of hardcore veterans and unsuspecting newbies alike. While I can’t say I’m a veteran by any stretch of the imagination I have made the trip up a couple of times already this year.
They say the average time to hike the 2.9km, 2800 ft. ascent is about an hour and a half. I was feeling pretty good about my time, which hovers around the 1 hour mark, until I read that the record for the fastest time is 26 minutes and 26 seconds. Ouch.
If you don’t want to go for speed, you could always try for the “most grinds in a year” record. Last year’s record is 145 grinds set by a gentleman named Harvey Nelsen. That is impressive. It’s even more impressive when you put it in perspective: 145 grinds is equal to nearly 3 times the height on Mt. Everest… and Harvey is in the 70+ age group!
For more info check out the official Grouse Grind Website.