Wed was my Birthday - to celebrate we chose to climb the Grouse Grind - the steep climb up Grouse Mtn. Here are the stats of the climb!
Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
- Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
- Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
- Total Stairs: 2,830
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.
There is nothing like it to keep your heart rate up. The fastest I have done it in is 49minutes. My usual time is around 55 minutes. There is a pub and out door patio during the summer months, and a high end dining room at the top year round. Many tourists take the cable car up to the top of Grouse. The view is "the top of Vancouver" The experience is fantastic and includes 2 rescued Grizzly Bears - Coola and Grinder. A spectacular site to see! 2 Wolves also rescued have an area at the base of the mountain. I like to do this climb once/week during the spring/summer/fall. It closes for the winter. I hope to go back here on Monday.
Planning this weekend outings as I type!