Many of you probably know Greg Hill or at least his name. He is often being referred to as “The Million Feet Man” for touring one million feet in one season, all self propelled trips.
And because I have great respect for Greg and for all the projects he has accomplished I can’t help but to find the heli assisted ski touring contest presented by him interestingly strange 🙂
The contest is offered by Canadian Mountain Holidays, the biggest heli skiing company on the planet, with Arc’Teryx, and Greg, I guess:
“CMH Heli-Skiing & ARC’TERYX want to know What Inspires you to Ski Tour. Make a movie – tell us why you love to Ski Tour. You could win a 7-day Heli-Assisted Ski Touring trip with CMH, ARC’TERYX and Backcountry Legend, Greg Hill. See www.cmhski.com/arcteryx for more details,” according to CMH write up on YouTube. The web page provided doesn’t reveal too much more detail.
You can watch the contest promo video with Greg here:
So what is interestingly strange about it?
To me the contest is interesting because it is strange. There are two things that are quite strange about it:
Firstly, why would you make a movie or write an essay about why you love to ( or what inspires you to) backcountry ski and tour so much, if the prize is something on the opposite end of your spectrum, and maybe values.
GM my as well announce a contest to let them know why you love to drive a Toyota Prius and the top prize will be Cadillac Escalade.
And secondly, strangely enough the contest is presented by Greg Hill, the man that built his name and reputation on hard work in the mountains – by touring NOT flying, way more than almost anyone else.
It is true that I don’t know the 7-day trip’s itinerary, therefore I am not going to make any assumptions, however, I still find the contest interestingly strange 😉
Also, I don’t know whether the contest is presented by Greg Hill the ski guide, or Greg Hill himself, the ski mountaineer. Not sure whether that makes a difference or not but it is a curiosity.
And this may be the idea behind the contest, to make a little controversy. It certainly caught my attention.
I wish luck to anyone that enters the contest and would love to hear how the trip went down. With Greg, it is going to be fun for sure, but I would like to hear how much the helicopter was used.