No energy to write but today I set a new standard. I toured from whistler Village up Blackcomb and summitted Spearhead peak, Blackcomb peak, then Decker, Trorey, Pattison Tremor, Ripsaw, Mount Macbeth, Whirlwind, Fissile and Flute. So the spearhead traverse from the ground up with 11 summits and a total of 20 600 feet of skiing and a approximate total of 47km all in 13 hrs 32 minutes. more to come…. 

  1. steve April 24, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Sounds intense Greg!!!

  2. Andrew McLean April 25, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Good God! Nice job Greg. Unbelievable, as usual. What did you do in the afternoon?

  3. Lee Lau April 25, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Not that I could keep up but really I don’t see the point?

  4. Lee Lau April 25, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    Ok – i read the other comment about needing to rack up some vert to get the million. I suppose that’s just as good a way to get the vert. Better then yo-yo-ing decker or east col or something silly like that

  5. greg April 26, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Lee Lau,

    You don’t see the point, the point is to see what is possible.What is the point of anything? I am sure you have enjoyed the feeling of summitting some of these peaks, imagine the combined excitement of 11 summits in a day, of looking back around the spearhead and seeing all the summits you have stood on that day. Also progression, the traverse was first done in 9 days, I am not sure what summits they did but now the traverse has been done from the village, with 11 summits. That is evolution.
    Ski mountaineering is about challenging yourself, about finding your own limits, and pushing your own boundaries. I am out looking for mine.

  6. Stephen April 26, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Lee, I agree with you. I would much rather read your website where you post graphs of your heart rate over the course of yet another day on the musical bumps, or descriptions of your inability to navigate in some of the simplest terrain on the coast – such inspiring stuff. I also love all those photos – such composition!. Why follow Greg’g blog – somebody on the cutting edge of the sport who seems to always find new ways to push himself. I don’t see the point either.

  7. Uncle Alpine April 26, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Nice tour! How many times in anyone’s life do you get to stand on a single single summit (limited) much less 11 summits in a single day. A significant accommplishment, especially in a coast range. I guess that is really the point!

  8. Lee April 27, 2007 at 3:58 am

    geez – i retract. I posted in haste and perhaps a bit of jealousy because I haven’t had the window to bag those peaks this year so am more then a little antsy. sorry already. I think it was a cool thing to do.

  9. Lee April 27, 2007 at 3:59 am

    and stephen …. low blow.

  10. deadon April 27, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Good on Lee
    Takes a good man to admit regret

  11. Derek April 27, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Nice ‘tour’ Greg. I for one, enjoy reading your blog and your personal goals. I also feel your pushing of ski touring is good for the sport, and inspires most of us to push ourselves a bit more.

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