Dangerous? Seriously? To a city person who has never set foot on a trail.
How can you really call a trail with steps dangerous? Did someone slip on ice hiking it in sneakers?
tourists who dont know any better try to do it in high heels ... i once saw a japanese tourist try to get up in efff me boots ....
of course its not really "dangerous"
Tim Jones, a spokesman for North Shore Search and Rescue, was disheartened to see the Grind described as a dangerous climb by Outside.
“It’s horsesh--,” he said on Thursday. “This trail — if you even can call it a trail, it’s more of a staircase — is not dangerous. It’s high-volume, and when you have that many people you are bound to get people collapsing, or dehydrated, or sprained ankles.”
Jones, who has worked for North Shore Rescue since the 1980s and has been on many Grouse Mountain rescues, said that on a busy weekend more than 6,000 people a day ascend the Grind.
“This (article) is doing a real disservice to an iconic path. It is very well managed by (Metro Vancouver), and whoever provided this data should know better. It’s fearmongering.”
Jones said there is a lot of “weirdness” on the Grind, including hikers dressed in ninja or chicken costumes, and people hiking in flip-flops or even high-heels. But he said that is part of its charm, and why so many tourists and locals are drawn to the place.
the problem is the quality of Outside Mag's "reporting"
Jason Daley, the author of the article, told the #CBC he's been to Vancouver once but never did the #grousegrind. He says the criteria for his article were a "variety" of trails - everything from guerrilla fighters, to altitude, to "trails close to urban areas that might have a slightly sketchy reputation.">/i>