Aaron Rice 2.5 MIL

 

Ski Hard, Ski Fast, Ski Long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olimometer 2.52
The Plan

5 Winters ago I skied ~75,000′ vert, The next year I skied 117,000′ vert. The next year 248,000′ vert. The next year 447,000′ vert, and last year 703,000′ vert. This year, my goal is to earn 2.5 Million self-propelled vertical feet. This will beat the current record held by Greg Hill. I know this is within my physical limits, but I keep asking myself if I can do it mentally, emotionally, and logistically. I believe the answer is yes, but I need to prove it to myself.

I plan to start January 1st 2016. My current plan is 150 days in Alta averaging 10k/day, then 1-2 months in CO trying to average 6-7K/day due to longer approaches. I also plan on taking a couple trips in the spring at weather dependent locations, though the gears are already turning. In the summer I will travel to Bariloche, Argentina and average 5K/day due to travel and long approaches for 2-3 months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Accomplishments

+ 726,000' earned in 365 Days ('14-'15)

+ 211 Days skied in a Year ('14-'15)

+ 158 Days skied in a row ('13-'14)

+ Completion of a 25 Hour tour with no breaks (more than 10min for water and food) earning 24,000 feet in that time and skiing all 21 named runs in Days Fork. (Jan. 7th&8th 2015)

+ 22 Month streak (Ongoing)

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The Story

Aaron grew up in New England, and fell in love with skiing at a young age. In High School he raced and instructed at the 240' vertical Nashoba Valley. While at The University of Vermont he began exploring the backcountry and started to learn about avalanches. After graduating from UVM in 2012, Aaron moved to Alta. He has been backcountry skiing there since. Each year doubling his vertical earned and pushing himself to SKI HARDer and more technical lines, SKI FASTer on the ups and downs, and SKI LONGer days and longer lines.

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