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Old 12-23-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Anyone up for a step/flight challenge?

Basically, this would just be a personal challenge but with support. We would be taking on Virtual Climbs, measuring the number of steps or flights of stairs we climb (going down stairs won't count).

For this challenge, a flight of stairs is basically 15 steps.

Virtual Climbs:
Mountains:
Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland: 5,390 steps 360 flights
Scafell Pike, England: 6,180 steps 412 flights
Mount Snowdon,Wales: 7,120 steps 475 flights
Ben Nevis, Scotland: 8,810 steps 587 flights
Mont Blanc, France: 30,420 steps 2,028 flights
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: 38,680 steps 2,578 flights
Mount Everest, Nepal: 58,070 steps 3,871 flight

Buildings:
Seattle Space Needle, USA: 1,164 steps 78 flights
Canary Wharf Tower,England: 1,600 steps 107 flights
Petronas Twin Towers,Malaysia: 2,860 steps 190 flights
CN Tower, Toronto, Canada: 3,500 steps 233 flights

Anyone Interested?
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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I think I'll take on Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland: 5,390 steps 360 flights!
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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The stepper bothers my knee (motorcycle accident) how can I convert the number of steps to a treadmil or eliptical?
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:46 PM   #4
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I'm willing to give it a shot! Okay I don't have a stair stepper so I will be running up the stairs in my home. I'm starting out small how about the Seattle Space Needle for 78 flights. Ooh, how long do I have? I'm already out of breath.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:46 AM   #5
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I am interested in doing this... especially while I am letting my shins calm down from running. Does anyone want to do the space needle with me this week? Lets say, done by Saturday. Keeping track of your time?
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I'll do it. I'll post you on Saturday, if I can still walk!
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Great. Just a teaser. I did 38 flights tonight in 11 minutes. But I was so tired from the pace... my arms were sweating... gross.. I love it!
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Oh my gosh! I'm have to do all of mine on Saturday!!! Eleven minutes!!!! I was thinking hours!
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I did another 30 last night a little slower. Cool down exercise.

I will do all 78 today at one time... then post the time. Good luck!
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I did it!! I'm dying though! It took approximately 30 minutes (really 38 if you count my breaks) I seriously can't breathe and I just drank 3 glasses of water! Did you do it?
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I did it too!! It took me 23 minutes... but I did it on an escalator type machine at the gym... I am certain yours was a lot harder than mine. Congratulations... I know I was sweating big time.

Up for another? Where do you live? i live in St. Louis... I don't think there are any steps in the arch.. but I will google it. Maybe the Sears tower?
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I'd like to try and climb Mont Blanc, France: (30,420 steps 2,028 flights) because I've actually 'physically' been there once back in 2005
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I'm sore today, so it obviously did me some good! I live in Michigan. Can't think of any stairs here.

Jiggly Bits want to join for another one? 2,028 flights????? That is a ton.

Maybe we can build up to it? I'm willing to do what you guys are willing to do.

PS my 8 year old step daughter did it with me and got to 130 flights! Made me look bad!!
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I will look and see about the Hancock building in Chicago... its about half way between us. Maybe some of the big places we could relay it!

I will post soon.
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ok so i am doing Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland: basically cause i live here.....

did it today, sp proud so much so i just signed up to climb the real thing in Sept of this year for charity hahahaah
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