According to Google translate ‘Schnellensteigen’ means ‘fast rise’ in German. Which makes sense and sounds appropriately and totally demonic* as it is the name of this insane trail run we did every fall for ski team in college. Up Mt. Greylock, mach schnell!! The Schnellensteigen was an amorphous cloud of dread that hung over fall semester and motivated you at every practice so as not to, um, die**.
Apparently time heals all wounds. Just signed up for a trail race at Blue Hills. Looks like fun, right? Right.
*like most words in Deutsche.
**At least for the alpine skiers. Nordic skiers would yawn at the top and be done with breakfast before the downhill team was halfway up the hill