Why settle for an ordinary hike? In 2 short days, you could conquer the most breathtaking summit in North America.
You've seen the postcard. Now climb the mountain. Yeah, you. Even if your only previous experience on the rocks comes ordering scotch. All it takes is 2 exhilarating days pulling your way up cliff faces so steep that you have to bend your neck to see the top. And a couple of dry runs (how's your bladder control?) backing off of a 120-foot precipice into the upper atmosphere. This sets you up for the final goal: to touch a U.S. Geological Survey marker that says 13,770 feet, and maybe even see Old Faithful—50 miles north, in Yellowstone—spouting in celebration of your arrival at the summit. Then to brag about it when you call your boss (and your wife) from the top, just as I did.
To climb the Grand Teton, near Jackson, Wyoming, you need a good guide, a strong rope, and an even stronger mind.
Peter Moore for Men's Health May 2002
Included in the article's list of Essential Gear: Geological Survey Marker, the "ultimate souvenir" mountainclimb.com