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The Everest Challenge

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The Everest challenge came about as a way to keep motivated for keeping in shape and to raise some money for important causes.
The challenge is to climb the height of Everest in your own locale.  The journey starts from Lukla (2800m) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m).  Then starts the ascent of Everest itself; over 3500 metres of the most dangerous terrain in the world. At 7925 we arrive at Camp 3 which is officially in the dead zone.  From there the summit has to be reached and descent into the safe zone can take no more that 4 days, before the brain shuts down.  Once the summit has been reached, there are two bonus milestones.  The climb from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.  And then if you still haven’t had enough the climb from Kolkata at sea level to Kathmandu.

 Participants will need to download Strava or another exercise app that record the elevation covered in walks/runs.  (NB distance is unimportant for this challenge just the cumulative altitude/elevation gained.) We also encourage that you publish photos of yourself superimposed on a photo of each milestone (location).


Lukla      (start)                                   2860m                   0             

Namche Bazaar                              3440m                   480

Tengboche                                         3867m                   1007

Pheriche                                              4243m                   1383

Lobuche                                               4930m                   2070

Gorakshep                                          5140m                   2280

Everest Base Camp                       5364m                   2504

Camp 1                                                 6065m                   3205

(Advanced Base) Camp 2           6492m                   3632

Camp 3 (start of dead zone)     7925m                   5065

Balcony                                                8412m                   5552

Hillary Step                                         8760m                   5900

Everest Summit                                8849m                   5989

(Bonus challenge)

Kolkata - Kathmandu                      (0 – 1400m)

Kathmandu - Lukla                           (1400 – 2860m)

Fundraising team: The Everest Challenge Team (2)

Patrick Marshall
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Kayleigh Evans
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