Mt. Everest

Mount Everest is 29029 feet tall.  Your average stair height is between 5 and 8 inches.  In my building, I’d have to climb 4 flights of stairs 479 times to make the equivalent of climbing Everest.

Calculations:

Height x inches in a foot: 29029 x 12 = 348348 inches

Inches rise/step = 7 inches (yes, I measured it in my building)

Number of steps to get to the top of Mt. Everest climbing 7 inch stairs = 49764

Number of stairs/story = 26

Number of flights of stairs in my building to make the equivalent of Mt. Everest = 1914.

Number of flights from top to bottom = 4

479 trips from the bottom to the top of my building to climb Mt. Everest.  I can do that.  I did two so far today…  477 left to go.

Anyone else want to climb Mt. Everest at their building?  I have no idea how much flab I can discard in the climb, but I’m going to find out…

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Mt. Everest

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