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Kilimanjaro Virtual Team Challenge (Walk, Steps, Run, Cycle etc.)

Fancy journeying up a dormant volcano in Tanzania? This is the highest free standing mountain in the world. This challenge ascends the mountain from the south and heads back down towards the north.


The Kilimanjaro Challenge covers a distance of 68 kilometers (42 miles), offering a virtual adventure that simulates the ascent of Africa's tallest peak. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital challenge allows you to experience the thrill of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Kilimanjaro Challenge?

Embarking on the Kilimanjaro virtual challenge spans 68 kilometers (42 miles). This digital adventure lets you experience the demanding climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, navigating through diverse landscapes from lush rainforests to alpine deserts. As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually trek from the base to the peak, experiencing the breathtaking views and unique environments along the way.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Kilimanjaro Challenge?

Walking the Kilimanjaro Challenge, covering 68 kilometers (42 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in about 2 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take around 4 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 8 days. This virtual challenge accommodates various fitness levels, allowing participants to enjoy the journey at their own pace.

How Long Would it Take to Cycle the Kilimanjaro Challenge?

Cycling the Kilimanjaro Challenge, covering 68 kilometers (42 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, you could complete the journey in less than a day. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) daily, the journey would extend to about a day. For those cycling 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take just over a day. This virtual cycling challenge caters to different fitness levels and schedules, ensuring a thrilling experience for all participants.

What's the Significance and History of Climbing Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), is one of the most iconic and revered mountains in the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro has long been a symbol of adventure and personal achievement. The mountain’s diverse climate zones, from tropical forests to arctic conditions at the summit, offer a unique and challenging experience. Summiting Kilimanjaro has inspired countless adventurers and remains a bucket-list achievement for many.

How Can I Complete the Kilimanjaro Challenge?

You have two options for completing the challenge, depending on whether you want to go solo or collaborate with others. The first option is for each member of your team to individually complete the full challenge, racing against each other. The other option is to work as a team to collectively cover the distance, dividing the total kilometers among team members.

There are three ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance-based activities (e.g., cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows you to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How Do I Log Activities for the Kilimanjaro Challenge?

The Myles app integrates with over 30 fitness trackers, including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles for convenience. If you don't use a fitness tracker or need to add extra activities, you can also manually record your efforts.

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