Grandson Nathan, aged 10, and I started the virtual climb of Mount Everest on April 14th. Climbing at 200 stairs / day, our plan is to reach the summit on July 17th. It’s lonely at the top so we want to see as many people as possible summit the mountain on that day with us (no limit!!). How many people can we fit on the summit of Everest at one time? Here is your opportunity to be part of this adventure.
There are several climbing options:
Gut Buster: Start now: Divide the number of days from today until July 17th into the total number of stairs (18,200) or total elevation (11,428 feet). Complete the climb by 4.10pm July 17th.
Killer Kramps: 8 day challenge: Start 8.00am July 10th, finish 4.10pm July 17th (2,275 stairs / day or 1,429 feet / day)
Extreme Everest: 4 day challenge: Start 8.00am July 14th, finish 4.10pm July 17th (4,550 stairs / day or 2,857 feet / day)
Summit Screamer: 1 day challenge: On 21 May 2004 - Pemba Dorje Sherpa (Nepal) climbed from Base Camp to the summit of Mt Everest in a time of 8 hr 10 min, the fastest ever ascent of the world's highest mountain. Your challenge: Start 8.00am July 17th, Finish 4.10pm July 17th (18,200 stairs or 11,428 feet). Do you have what is takes??????
Rule #1: Use basement stairs, patio stairs, park stairs, stair climber, foot stool or hill repeats (just keep track of your vertical gain / loss with your device).
Rule #2: See Rule #1.
The average cost to climb Mount Everest is $45,000. The cost of The Great Virtual Everest Charity Climb is a donation (any amount) to support the Sherpas and their families who have lost their jobs and livelihoods when the mountain closed on March 15th.
- Pick an event: Gut Buster, Killer Kramps, Extreme Everest or Summit Screamer.
- Registration: Make a donation (any amount) to: Go to www.martinparnell.com and hit the big Red “DONATE” on the home page.
- Down load: Email me at email@example.com and I will forward a route map, tracking sheet, bib, medal and certificate (sorry no shirt)
- Start Climbing.
Do something for yourself, do something for others.
Onwards and upwards!
© 2020 Martin Parnell