For all you strong hikers out there … I don’t know how old you are, but the ageless mountains can figure this out for me.
First, tell us how many High Peaks you can climb in a day. Any strong hiker can climb one, and we won’t believe you if you say you can climb ten. So your answer must be between 2 and 9. Now follow these steps:
- Multiply this number by 2.
- Add 5.
- Multiply the result by 50.
- If you’ve already had your birthday this year, add 1760. If you haven’t, add 1759.
- Now subtract the four-digit year that you were born.
You should end up with a three-digit number. The first number (in the hundreds place) is the number you picked. The second two numbers are your age. (If you are less than 10, there will be a zero before your age.)
What is the source of the ancient wisdom of the mountains? I’ll reveal that in a future post or comment.