Grind For Shelter 2010

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He’s at it again. After setting the record for completing the most Grouse Grinds in a single day (13), Sebastian Albrecht is out to break his own record this summer. And he’s doing it all for a good cause:

Consecutive Grouse Grind Record to Be Challenged for Charity Again
Sebastian Albrecht to attempt to break the record and climb 14 consecutive hikes in honour of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

(Vancouver, B.C)- Vancouver realtor and Grouse Grind record holder, Sebastian Albrecht, will attempt to climb the Grouse Grind 14 times in one day, breaking the record he currently shares with Vicki Mann.  Albrecht hopes to support his personal challenge to help raise $15,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, a charity devoted to supporting shelters and ending violence against women and children.

On Monday, June 28th, just days after his 35th birthday, Albrecht will start at 6:30 a.m. and climb straight to 11:00 p.m.  This year he hopes to hike each Grind quicker and make better use of the gondola timing in order to complete 14 in one day.  For more information or to donate to Albrecht’s goal, visit www.grind4shelter.com.

“After successfully completing 13 Grinds in one day last year and coming close to reaching my fundraising goal, I became motivated to up the ante this year” says Albrecht.  “I have made changes to my training to improve my endurance and speed and I am confident that I can complete 14 Grinds in one day and hopefully, raise $15,000 for the Royal Le Page Shelter Foundation.”

The Grouse Grind is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain with 2,830 stairs and an elevation gain of 853 metres. Completing 14 Grinds in one day he will climb 39,620 stairs and hike nearly one and a half times the height of Mount Everest. It takes the average hiker about an hour and a half to complete one Grind; Albrecht’s average time was only 52 minutes/hike when he set the current record.

Albrecht will be tweeting updates throughout the day from @salbrecht using the hashtag #Grind4Shelter.

For more information check out Sebastian’s website. If you would like to donate you can do so here: www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=7947

June 29, 2010 Update:

For Immediate Release June 28th

Sebastian Albrecht Sets New Grouse Grind Record

Vancouver Realtor Reaches His Goal and Completes 14 Consecutive Grouse Grinds in One Day

(Vancouver, B.C.)- Sebastian Albrecht completed his goal of climbing14 Grouse Grinds in one day, beating the previous record of 13.  He started at 6:30am and finished at 11:12pm.  Vicki Mann who last year matched Albrecht’s 13 grinds in one day, came up today to help motivate him up the mountain for the last grind today and Jason Chong, another previous record holder came up to offer his support as well. Albrecht will continue to accept donations for The Royal Le Page Shelter Foundation for the next week.  His goal is to raise $15000,  Donations can be made at www.grind4shelter.com.

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