Climbing Mount Everest is not for the faint of heart. Climbers must be in top physical, psychological and emotional condition.
Intense physical training is required to prepare climbers for the dangerous and deadly ascent to the world's tallest peak. To gain the necessary endurance, aspiring climbers must build extreme-altitude tolerance by undergoing cardio and strength training at higher-than-normal elevations. It's recommended climbers train with a 50-60 pound pack to simulate the gear carried up the mountain. Training guides also suggest climbers extensively practice mountaineering on other peaks, attempting a 20,000 ft ascent multiple times before pursuing Everest's staggering 29,035 ft summit. Endurance is key in this game, as muscles and body fat will begin to breakdown at high altitudes, creating a perfect storm of mental and physical adversity.*
Grab your climbing boots, or walking shoes, and get ready to virtually conquer Mount Everest.
Give your participants the taste of mental and physical conquest by simulating an ascent up Mount Everest. Target mode will allow users to test their endurance throughout the 44 mile, or 88,000 step, trek from the North Everest base camp to the summit and back.
Challenge Mode: Target
Duration: 21 days
Goal: 88,000 steps
Although your group won't actually be climbing Everest, our content strategy will highlight the rigorous path to doing so. We include climbing tips and facts about Everest as well as real stories of climbers.
- Physical and mental preparation for Everest climb
- The attributes needed to climb Everest
- What to eat on the climb
- All you need to know about Everest
- Personal stories of climbers here and here
- Lessons from the ledge: The first American Women's Everest Expedition
- Climbing Everest: Patrick Hollingworth
- How Climbing Everest Changed Me
- Everest Facts
Note: Be sure to include a content module in your challenge, then upload and schedule the above articles and videos.
Check out our raffle strategy to enable reward possibilities for participants of all fitness levels. For this challenge, award one point to each person who joins the group. Award three points to every person who completes the target goal. At challenge end, draw one or more names to pick the winners. See below for a few ideas on Everest expedition themed prizes!
Adventure-themed prize ideas: