The original gold panners somehow clawed their way to the top and back without losing a single person. The Great Mt. Marathon Race was born.
So, how long do you suppose it would take for the fastest runners to climb up and back? Take a guess. Amazingly, the fittest racers get to the top and back in about 45 minutes. That's quite a feat.
He also spent a lot of money buying remote control shutter releases, and movable tripods etc. I wonder what he would think about situations like this? Where some fool like myself can just walk up and get close portraits of wild eagles. Even with my cheap camera, my eagle photos put his to shame.