A Vancouver man has broken the record for doing the Grouse Grind 17 times in the span of a day, beating the previous record of 16.
Record-breaker Ian Robertson competed against 45 other athletes in the Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge to see who can do the Grind the most in a span of 19 hours.
The competition benefits the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Grind for Kids program, and participants managed to raise over $22,000 this year.
This year’s top female finisher was Vancouver resident Andrea Johb, who completed 14 Grouse Grinds over the 19 hour period.
“We are thrilled to have so many people participate in this year’s Suunto Multi-Grouse Grind Challenge and show their support for BC Children’s Hospital,” said Julia Grant, Grouse Mountain’s Communications Manager.
“All the athletes who participated should be incredibly proud of their accomplishment as well as their contributions to Grind For Kids.”
The 45 participants hiked a collective 434 Grouse Grinds in a one-day period.
The Grouse Grind is nearly 3 km long with an elevation gain of 853 m. It’s considered one of the most challenging hikes in Vancouver.