On December 30, 2010 the digits on Greg’s altimeter watch ticked over two million. He had achieved a goal a decade in the making – climbing and then skiing two million vertical feet in a single calendar year. It was an unthinkable feat. When it was done, Greg needed to find new goals to busy himself with. It wasn’t a struggle. On his basement wall, a network of topo maps covered in penciled in ski routes served as a library for his life work. He had completed hundreds of peaks across North America, yet one iconic mountain had alluded him – Mount Rainier. Eighteen years earlier, Greg’s career as a ski mountaineer began in failure. It was time to tie up loose ends.