The Grouse Grind

So, have you ever climbed a mountain??

Here in BC, we have a fabulous hike UP Grouse mountain, called the Grouse Grind. (appropriate name!!)

I hadn’t done it for over six years, my friend and I went today. It
says the average time is 1 1/2 hours, it took my friend and I 70 mins. Not
bad!! But WOW! It’s tough!!!

Here’s some stats a few pictures, we didn’t take these pics, they’re
from http://hapa-ning.com/2009/08/03/grouse-grind/ but it looks just
like it!!

Grouse Grind

Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)

– Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)

– Total Stairs: 2,830

– Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)

Statistics: Annually, over 100,000 people hike the Grind™.
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.

For novice hikers, up to two hours is recommended.

Participants: Hikers range in age from 7 to 90, with an equal male/female split.

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