“How difficult is the hike?” Whenever I invite a first timer to hike a mountain with me, that’s one of the first questions they ask. Normally, “beginner mountains” with simple trails are easy enough to complete for first time hikers, especially if they’re reasonably fit and don’t have any serious medical problems.
Still, it’s really hard to estimate what a mountain hike is like unless you have something to compare it to, and the easiest thing to compare hiking to is climbing a building!
If a mountain is a certain height in meters above sea level (MASL), how many floors of a building would that be like? I went to a local shopping mall with a 29-floor office tower to check.[Read more…] about Going Hiking? Here’s How to Compare a Mountain Hike to Climbing a Building