Want to support our veterans?
The Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund invites you to take part in a sponsored ‘Mount Everest Charity Stair Climb Challenge’ throughout January. In teams up to four, or as an individual, you will have one month to ‘summit’ Everest and raise as much as possible for charities supporting veterans’ mental health.
Why should I do it?
From Afghanistan to Libya, recent geopolitical events have reminded us of the sacrifice our Armed Forces veterans continue to make today. Even after active service, many suffer trauma and difficulty integrating into society as a result of their experiences.
We want to support those veterans and the charities working with them… and maybe burn off a few calories in the process.
What’s 29,000ft in stairs…?
Mount Everest is 29,029 ft high (or 8,848 meters) high, so a team will need to climb 58,070 stairs to reach the summit! Based on a set of 15 steps on a flight of stairs, that’s 3,871 times up the stairs. You can calculate your own target based on the number of steps in your office building or at home.
Where and when does it take place?
Individuals and teams can complete the challenge in their offices, at home… wherever they use stairs! The event will start on January 1st 2022 and finish as soon as you have completed the challenge.
This is a vertical climb challenge – so you can take the lift back down!