Any time that record-breaking mountain endurance athlete Greg Hill units his sights on one thing, he’s unlikely going to fall in need of his purpose.
Having set a world report by climbing 50,000 toes in 24 hours in 2006, climbing (and snowboarding) 2 million vertical toes in the identical 12 months in 2010, and climbing 330,000 toes in a single month in 2014, Hill is not any stranger to excessive challenges.
And two years in the past, after realizing the detrimental affect that a few of these adventures had been having on the surroundings, Hill got down to summit 100 peaks with out using any fossil fuels of any sort. And his journey is splendidly captured in his new movie Electric Greg.
“I know what my physical limits are, so now at this point I’m like ‘What else can I evolve?’ And it’s become this evolution of how I adventure,” says Hill in the movie. “My goal is to climb, ski, run 100 different summits without the use of fossil fuels. I can’t use a snowmobile, I can’t helicopter access, I can’t fly to foreign lands to go on big adventures. It’s more local, and it’s quite simple that way.”
Whereas Hill most actually was laser-focused the entire time to meet his purpose, he nonetheless makes it clear that it’s extra about how this accomplishment makes folks really feel in regards to the surroundings, and that it hopefully triggers a spark in others to behave in constructive methods towards the planet and easily make this world a greater place.
On his option to the 100th summit on Mt. McCrae in Canada together with his daughter, Hill displays on the entire problem, and what it means to him. “I’m starting to realize the biggest reward is definitely just feeling good about what I’m doing,” he says. “And I think in life and in everything, your emotional reward is what we’re looking for, and in this case it’s been really fun because it means more than just my selfish personal adventures.”
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