Greg Cummings Sets Manitou Incline Record

Man Sets Manitou Incline Record Despite Diabetes

By ColoradoHiking.org

A day before the Incline closed in August for repairs, the Colorado Springs resident says he quietly made history with his 1,400th Incline ascent in fewer than 12 months

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A day before the Incline closed in August for repairs, the Colorado Springs resident says he quietly made history with his 1,400th Incline ascent in fewer than 12 months - a combined elevation gain of roughly 2.8 million vertical feet, or about 530 miles. Read more ~ outtherecolorado.com

A married father of two who works in retail, Cummings is capable of climbing the Incline in just more than a half-hour flat. But he also suffers from Type 1 diabetes, meaning that he courted severe health consequences in each direction.

"It's a deadly disease," he said, adding that he checked his blood sugar at least twice per climb to keep from lapsing into unconsciousness. ~ outtherecolorado.com

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