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This summer, ESPN Freeskiing contributor Drew Tabke wrote about a climb and ski mission on Mount Rainier with veteran ski mountaineer Greg Hill, the guy who notched two million vertical feet of backcountry skiing last year. Hill is now one of the subjects of a new free webisode series called "The Season 2," which follows five athletes through the course of a single season and is created by Fitz Cahill, of Dirtbag Diaries, and videographer Bryan Smith. The newest episode of that series is posted above, and it talks about Hill's desire to return to the mountain where his career began when he was 18: Mount Rainier.
As for why the creators of The Season decided to feature Hill? "Greg has spent the last decade learning in the mountains. He did it by being humble, asking advice, being conservative and having fun," says Cahill. "His two million vertical feet might be the best ski season ever. Period. I was curious how someone does it. Are they smarter than the rest of us or are they willing to risk more? I wanted to spend some time with someone who was as passionate as he was driven. I wasn't sure what to expect. Turns out Greg's a really funny, mellow guy. He wasn't a Lycra-clad work-out freak. He just wants to get after it. I can respect that."