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Mount Everest Virtual Team Challenge (Run, Cycle Walk)

A challenge which needs no introduction. You will start in the small town of Lukla and complete the heroic journey all the way up to the base camp of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain above sea level.


The Mount Everest Challenge covers a distance of 53 kilometers (33 miles), offering a virtual adventure that simulates the journey to the summit of the world's highest peak. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital challenge allows you to experience the thrill of climbing Mount Everest from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Mount Everest Challenge?

Embarking on the Mount Everest virtual challenge spans 53 kilometers (33 miles). This digital adventure lets you experience the grueling climb to the summit, navigating through the diverse terrains of the Himalayas. As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually trek from base camp to the peak, experiencing the rugged landscapes and stunning views along the way.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Mount Everest Challenge?

Walking the Mount Everest Challenge, covering 53 kilometers (33 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 3 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 6 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 Mount Everest Challenge?

Cycling the Mount Everest Challenge, covering 53 kilometers (33 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 around 1 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 the Mount Everest Route?

The Mount Everest route is one of the most iconic and challenging in the world, symbolizing human endurance and the spirit of adventure. Mount Everest, standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), has been a destination for explorers and climbers since it was first summited in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. This route captures the imagination and determination of adventurers worldwide, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and physical challenge.

How Can I Complete the Mount Everest 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 Mount Everest 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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