Climb Any Mountain – Feberest Challenge

Here at MFC Foundation we have a mountain to climb to keep our fundraising going during this difficult time – and it’s the same for many charities during these unprecedented times. We’re hoping you can help us by climbing a mountain of your own (not literally, but almost!).

Whether you’re working from home, furloughed, a child or teenager on school lockdown, or a super-fit over-70 (or under-70) in self-isolation, everyone including families can reach new peaks and help us meet our challenge too.

The MFC Foundation Climb Any Mountain Feberest Challenge will also help keep you fit and healthy – an important part of the battle against Coronavirus!

MFC Foundation have teamed up with the Boro Walkers Association charity to raise much needed funds for both organisations during these unprecedented times. Paul Shepherd – Business Development Manager from MFC Foundation said: “Helping our communities to maintain and improve both their physical and mental wellbeing is very important during lockdown and this challenge will not only help do that but at the same time raise monies to enable both charities to continue their work with the most vulnerable within our communities.” He continued: – “We are proud to be working alongside and at the same time supporting the Boro Walkers charity who do such a fantastic job raising funds for heartfelt causes on Teesside.”

Peter Livingstone Chairman of Boro Walkers Association said: “We were approached by Paul Shepherd from MFC Foundation and asked if we would work alongside them to help plan the challenge and at the same time raise funds for both charities. We immediately agreed to support such a fantastic local cause.” He continued: – “We are dedicated to raising funds for local charities and we normally do this through walks, challenges and events. With the third lockdown being announced it was going to be tough to do what we do best due to the restrictions placed upon us.  So, when Paul asked if we would get on board we didn’t hesitate to say YES.”

The average height of a staircase in a UK home is 7.87ft, so we’ve worked out how many times you would have to climb your stairs to scale the heights for Everest throughout February.

If your home stairs are different, you can just divide the total footage of the mountain by the height of your stairs (in feet) and that will tell you how many times you will need to climb your stairs.

The walk back down doesn’t count towards your total – that’s your descent of the mountain!

  • Everest – 29,079ft = 3,695 stair ascents = 131 ascents per day
  • Kilimanjaro – 19,340ft = 2,457 stair ascents = 88 ascents per day
  • Mount Etna – 10,922ft = 1,388 stair ascents = 50 ascents per day
  • Ben Nevis – 4,413ft = 561 stair ascents = 20 ascents per day
  • Roseberry Topping – 1,050ft = 133 stair ascents = 5 ascents per day

You don’t have to reach for the stars with this challenge – you can choose the mountain that you feel comfortable with and climb the equivalent vertical steps to reach your peak.

Anyone wanting to take the MFC Foundation Climb Any Mountain Feberest Challenge should:

  • Register your interest by emailing alan.geddes@mfcfoundation.co.uk
  • Set up a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page and get people to sponsor you
  • Choose which mountain you want to climb
  • Climb their staircase the required number of times each day to reach your goal.
  • Take a photo of themselves at the ’summit’ of the stairs during your climb
  • Upload it to social media using the hashtag #FEBERESTCHALLENGE or email it directly to alan.geddes@mfcfoundation.co.uk

The MFC Foundation Climb Any Mountain Feberest Challenge is open to both individuals and families and we want you to step up and take part in our virtual mountain climb from the comfort of your own home.

Everyone who takes part will receive a certificate to acknowledge their efforts and will be entered into a draw to win some “Boro” treats.

If you want to take the MFC Foundation Climb Any Mountain Feberest Challenge and at the same time raise funds for 2 LOCAL charities who make a difference to the life’s of the most vulnerable people across Teesside email alan.geddes@mfcfoundation.co.uk today.