Some people get around to doing the Grouse Grind maybe once a year. Others like to take it to the extreme.
Ian Robertson set a new record at Grouse Mountain on June 20. He climbed the gruelling Grind 17 times in a 19 hour period. Best of all it, he did it for charity.
Last year, Robertson set a record of completing 16 hikes on the Grouse Grind in one day.
Robertson’s achievement comes from the Suunto Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge which tests 45 competitors on the 2.9 kilometre trail to see how many times they can hike Mother Nature’s Stairmaster in a single day.
Organizers raised $22,000 at this year’s event for B.C. Children’s Hospital.
The Grind for Kids program began in 2010 and since then, $1 million has been raised.
Not to mention, the 45 participants hiked a collective 434 Grouse Grinds.