Updated Jan, 19th 2013
In 2011 I went to Vancouver to visit a friend. He took me to Grouse Mountain to do the Grouse Grind. http://www.grousemountain.com/grousegrind
2,830 stairs later I wanted to kill my friend for thinking this would be a fun and easy hike. But more than that I realized how out of shape I had become. Last year I started exercising again and I'm back to the weight I was in High School. I just need to work on the fitness. Since this hike was such an embarassment I want to do it again and defeat the mountain!
I'm currently searching for some mountains/stairs to hike in Ventura or LA County, CA. If I can't find a suitable hill I can always run up and down some stadium seats.